Streetcar key quotes - Scenes 1-4

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A level English Literature (A Streetcar Named Desire) Mind Map on Streetcar key quotes - Scenes 1-4, created by Sofia Henderson on 02/08/2017.

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Streetcar key quotes - Scenes 1-4
  1. Scene One
    1. p.1:'Elysian Fields', 'peculiarly tender blue', 'lyricism' ''blue piano' expresses the spirit of the life which goes on here'
      1. p.3: 'incongruous', 'daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice, necklace and ear-rings of pearl, white gloves and hat, 'delicate beauty', 'suggests a moth'
        1. p.5: 'Blanche sits very stiffly with her shoulders slightly hunched and her legs pressed close together', 'washed out the tumbler at the sink', 'I've got to keep hold of myself!'
          1. p.6: 'Stella for star!', 'Precious lamb!'
            1. p.6-7: 'You haven't said a word to me', 'never in my worst dreams could I picture -', 'these conditions', 'You haven't asked me...'
              1. p.11: 'you left! I stayed and struggled!', 'I stayed and fought for it, bled for it, almost died for it!'
                1. p.12: 'I, I, I took the blows in my face and my body!', 'the Grim Reaper had put up his tent on our doorstep!
                  1. p.15: 'A cat screeches near the window', 'She tries unsuccessfully to smile back'
                  2. Scene Two
                    1. p.17: 'When she comes in be sure to say something nice about her appearance', 'I'd tried to gloss things over a little in my letters'
                      1. p.19: 'What's rhinestone?', 'Since when do you give me orders?'
                        1. p.21: 'I like an artist who paints in strong, bold colours, primary colours. I don't like pinks and creams and I never cared for wish-washy people'
                          1. p.23: 'She speaks fiercely', 'Poems a dead boy wrote', 'Just give them back to me!'
                            1. p.24: 'a man has to take an interest in his wife's affairs - especially now that she's going to have a baby'
                              1. p.26: 'the 'blue piano' and the hot trumpet sound louder'
                              2. Scene Three
                                1. p.27: 'lurid nocturnal brilliance', 'men at the peak of their manhood, as coarse and direct and powerful as the primary colours'
                                  1. p.28: 'He lurches up and tosses some watermelon rinds to the floor'
                                    1. p.29: 'Stanley gives a loud whack of his hand on her thigh', 'It makes me so mad when he does that in front of people'
                                      1. p.34: 'I'm very adaptable', 'Stella hasn't been so well lately, and I came down to help her for a while'
                                        1. p. 35: ''Stanley stalks fiercely', 'Drunk - drunk - animal thing, you!'
                                          1. p.35: ''You lay your hands on me and I'll -', 'There is the sound of a blow'
                                            1. p. 37: 'Poker should not be played in a house with women' / p.38: 'They're crazy about each other'
                                              1. p.37: 'I want my baby', 'they come together with low, animal moans',.'he... lifts her off her feet and bears her into the dark flat'
                                              2. Scene Four
                                                1. p.40: 'The table is sloppy with remains of breakfast and the debris of the preceding night'
                                                  1. p. 41: 'when men are drinking and playing poker anything can happen', 'He was as good as a lamb when I came back and he's really very, very ashamed of himself'
                                                    1. p.42: 'but you know how long such a promise is going to keep', 'it's his pleasure, like mine is movies and bridge'
                                                      1. p.43: 'I took the trip as an investment, thinking I'd meet someone with a million dollars', 'Y'now how indifferent I am to money'
                                                        1. p.44: 'grabs up a sheet of Kleenex and an eyebrow pencil for writing equipment'
                                                          1. p.44-5: 'Stanley doesn't give me a regular allowance, he likes to pay bills himself, but - this morning he gave me ten dollars to smooth things over', 'a little pocket-money'
                                                            1. p.45: 'the only way to live with such a man is to - go to bed with him!', 'that's your job - not mine!'
                                                              1. p.46: 'Now don't say it was one of those mysterious electric things between people!', 'brutal desire - just - Desire!
                                                                1. p.47: 'He acts like an animal', 'sub-human', 'ape-like', 'Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle!', 'Don't - don't hang back with the brutes!'
                                                                  1. p.48: 'music of the 'blue piano' and trumpet and drums'
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