Journal #3: Stanley’s motto, or so he says, is “be comfortable.” What is your own personal motto (your guiding principal)?. Aim: What does Williams’ use of repetition reveal about Stanley’s character?. Mrs. Fordham English11. Motifs: Water & Paper.
Aim: What does Williams’ use of repetition reveal about Stanley’s character?
“She’s soaking in a hot tub to quiet her nerves.”
What’s the deal with Blanche taking so many baths?
What is she trying to clean?
How does this relate to Lady Macbeth in Macbeth who compulsively washes the imaginary bloodstains off her hands following Duncan’s murder to hide the evidence of her crime?
“She didn’t show you no papers.”
What is the significance of paper? Is it real?
How much weight does the paper carry?
How do the two lines that appear in the text relate to Blanche, who is singing the song while taking a bath?
How is Blanche from a land of “sky blue water”?
From the Land of Sky-blue WaterThey brought a captive maid,And her eyes they are lit with lightnings,Her heart is not afraid!But I steal to her lodge at dawning,I woo her with my flute;She is sick for the Sky-blue Water,The captive maid is mute.
Paraphrase of a verse in Matthew’s Gospel in the New Testament of the Bible.
Verse 14 of Chapter 15 says that if one person leads another blind person, both will fall into a pit.
Blanche speaks this line when Stella leads her away from the poker game.
What could this foreshadow?