2.4 p.86: 'I don't think I've ever seen you
in the light'
2.5 p.86 'fearfully', 'He tears the paper
lantern off the light-bulb'
2.6 p.86: 'I don't want realism', 'I'll
tell you what I want. Magic!'
2.7 p.87: 'The Tarantula Arms',
'That's where I brought my
victims', intimacies with
strangers was all I seemed able
to fill my empty heart with ...'
2.8 p.87-8: 'My youth was suddenly gone up
the water spout, and - I met you', 'you
seemed to be gentle - a cleft in the rock
of the world that I could hide in!'
2.9 p.88: 'I didn't lie
in my heart'
2.10 p.88: 'I - lived in a house
where dying old women
remembered their dead men',
'Flores para los muertos'
2.11 p.89: 'The
opposite is desire'
2.12 p.89: 'fumbling to embrace her', 'I
don't think I want to marry you any
more', 'You're not clean enough to
bring in the house with my mother'
2.13 p.89: 'Get out of here quick before I start
screaming fire!', 'Her throat is tightening
3 Scene Ten
3.1 p.90: 'she has decked herself out in a
somewhat soiled and crumpled
white satin evening gown and a pair
of scuffed silver slippers with
brilliants set in their heels'
3.2 p.90: 'She catches her breath and
slams the mirror face down with
such violence that the glass cracks'
3.3 p.91: 'It goes to show,
you never know what
3.4 p.92: 'Shall we bury
the hatchet and make
it a loving-cup?'
3.5 p.93: 'This man is a
3.6 p.93: 'Physical beauty is passing...
But beauty of the mind and richness
of the spirit and tenderness of the
heart... Increase with the years!'
3.7 p.94: 'Lurid reflections appear on the walls', 'a
grotesque and menacing form' 'The night is filmed
with inhuman voices like cries in a jungle', 'move
sinuously as flames'
3.8 p.96: 'Caught in a trap' / p.97: 'biting
his tongue which protrudes
between his lips', 'softly'
3.9 p.98: 'We've had this date with
each other from the beginning!'
4 Scene Eleven
4.1 p.98: 'the atmosphere... the
same raw, lurid one of the
disastrous poker night',
'men are callous things with
4.2 p.99: 'sky of turquoise',
4.3 p.99: 'I couldn't believe her story
and go on living with Stanley'
4.4 p.102: 'The rest of my time I'm going to spend on the sea',
'I'll be buried at sea sewn up in a clean white sack and
dropped overboard - at noon - in the blaze of summer -
and into an ocean as blue as my first lover's eyes!'
4.5 p.104: 'no sound but that of Stanley
steadily shuffling the cards'
4.6 p.105: 'She cries out as if the
lantern was herself'
4.7 p.105: 'Oh, God, what have I done to my
sister?', 'the only thing you could do', 'there
wasn't no other place for her to go'
4.8 p.106: 'You! You done this', 'I'll kill you!',
'Mitch collapses at the table, sobbing'
4.9 p.107: 'His fingers
find the opening of
4.10 p.107: 'This game is
4.10.1 Blanche symbolises the original
'five-stud' game, as she is
old-fashioned, haunted by her past
and unable to move on
4.10.2 Stanley symbolises the new 'seven-stud'
game, as he is constantly looking forward
- indicates he has 'won' the 'game'
4.10.3 Suggests that men play games with
women for their own enjoyment, without
caring about the consequences