There’s something about Blanche…

What is the most tragic thing about Blanche is that she ultimately ends up suspended in this sort of limbo at the end of the play. We presume she’s being sent to an institution, but will she be kept their…forever? Probably not. We see in the play Stella and Stanley are staying together, and will be presented with the challenge of raising a child in the hostile environment in which they apparently thrive. The question about them is really how will they raise this child? But with Blanche, there is no certain question to ask, as she is being isolated from what was left of her family, and has done enough in the events leading up to the play to isolate herself from any of her other peers. We as the readers just don’t know about her at the end of the play. She’s gone to an institution… but then what?

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