A Streetcar Named Desire

Toby Hampson
Mind Map by Toby Hampson, updated more than 1 year ago
Toby Hampson
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Mind Map on A Streetcar Named Desire, created by Toby Hampson on 11/03/2014.

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A Streetcar Named Desire
1 Set
1.1 Elysian fields
1.1.1 (heaven)
1.1.1.1 Juxtaposition
1.1.1.2 Ironic
1.1.2 Decayed estate
1.1.3 Unaffluent area
1.2 Colours
1.2.1 White
1.2.1.1 Pure
1.2.1.2 Described as 'faded'
1.2.1.2.1 Juxtaposition to purity
1.2.1.2.1.1 Suggests this scene is not restrained by usual stereotypes
1.2.1.2.1.1.1 Developing city, can be anything
1.2.1.2.2 Suggests decay
1.2.2 Blue
1.2.2.1 Jazz
1.2.2.1.1 Blues piano
1.2.2.1.2 Music that describes cultural 'melting pot'
1.2.2.2 Depression/isolation
1.2.2.2.1 Relates to yet unseen character issues
1.2.2.3 Sky
1.2.3 Brown
1.2.3.1 "Warm breath of the brown river"
1.2.3.1.1 Life blood of the city
1.2.3.1.1.1 co-dependency on river
1.3 Building/features
1.3.1 "Two story corner"
1.3.1.1 Small buildings
1.3.1.1.1 Depicts population climate
1.3.1.1.1.1 Relates to
1.3.1.1.1.1.1 Busy and lively city described
1.3.1.2 Can't afford a detached house
1.3.2 "Atmosphere of decay"
1.3.3 "Always just around the corner"
1.3.3.1 Close
1.3.3.1.1 Gossip spread fast
1.3.3.2 Friendly natured inhabitants
1.3.3.3 Racially equal community
2 Characters
2.1 Blanche
2.1.1 Personality
2.1.1.1 Anxiety
2.1.1.1.1 Paranoia
2.1.1.1.2 Nervous
2.1.1.2 Critical
2.1.1.2.1 Brutally honest
2.1.1.3 Alcohol dependent
2.1.1.4 Compulsive lier
2.1.2 Appearence
2.1.2.1 Clothes
2.1.2.1.1 White
2.1.2.1.1.1 Pure
2.1.2.1.1.1.1 Juxtaposition to her personality
2.1.2.1.2 Elegant
2.1.2.1.2.1 Expensive
2.1.2.1.3 Well dressed
2.1.2.1.3.1 Suggests wealth
2.1.2.1.3.1.1 Possibly a front
2.1.2.1.3.2 Doesn't fit in with the scene
2.1.3 Relationships
2.1.3.1 Sister (Stella)
2.1.3.1.1 Critical
2.1.3.1.1.1 Defense mechanism
2.1.4 Symbolism
2.1.4.1 Light
2.1.4.1.1 Metaphor
2.1.4.1.1.1 Hides from the truth
2.1.4.1.2 Described as a moth
2.1.4.1.2.1 Juxtaposition as she doesn't like the light
2.1.4.1.3 Ageing
2.2 Stella
2.2.1 Personality
2.2.1.1 Quiet around Blanche
2.2.1.2 Stable
2.2.2 Appearence
2.2.2.1 Gentle
2.2.2.2 Youthful
2.2.2.3 Putting on weight
2.2.2.3.1 Criticism from Blanche
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