A Streetcar Named Desire

Toby Hampson
Mind Map by Toby Hampson, updated more than 1 year ago
Toby Hampson
Created by Toby Hampson over 5 years ago


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) Juxtaposition Ironic
1.1.2 Decayed estate
1.1.3 Unaffluent area
1.2 Colours
1.2.1 White Pure Described as 'faded' Juxtaposition to purity Suggests this scene is not restrained by usual stereotypes Developing city, can be anything Suggests decay
1.2.2 Blue Jazz Blues piano Music that describes cultural 'melting pot' Depression/isolation Relates to yet unseen character issues Sky
1.2.3 Brown "Warm breath of the brown river" Life blood of the city co-dependency on river
1.3 Building/features
1.3.1 "Two story corner" Small buildings Depicts population climate Relates to Busy and lively city described Can't afford a detached house
1.3.2 "Atmosphere of decay"
1.3.3 "Always just around the corner" Close Gossip spread fast Friendly natured inhabitants Racially equal community
2 Characters
2.1 Blanche
2.1.1 Personality Anxiety Paranoia Nervous Critical Brutally honest Alcohol dependent Compulsive lier
2.1.2 Appearence Clothes White Pure Juxtaposition to her personality Elegant Expensive Well dressed Suggests wealth Possibly a front Doesn't fit in with the scene
2.1.3 Relationships Sister (Stella) Critical Defense mechanism
2.1.4 Symbolism Light Metaphor Hides from the truth Described as a moth Juxtaposition as she doesn't like the light Ageing
2.2 Stella
2.2.1 Personality Quiet around Blanche Stable
2.2.2 Appearence Gentle Youthful Putting on weight Criticism from Blanche
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