Streetcar Named Desire Essay, Research Paper
Following the departure of Blanche, the men continue their poker game. Mitch
appears to be lost in a different world. His thoughts are pre-occupied with Blanche
and their affair. Stanley suddenly snaps at Mitch, which really aggravates him. The
two men have a long dispute concerning Blanche. Mitch gets up and leave. He strolls
around town, not wishing to return home. He recalls the times he spent with Blanche.
A long tape of memories runs through his mind. Upon his return home, that night,
Mitch discovers that his mother is extremely ill. Mitch becomes nervous and gloomy
He is afraid of losing another person that is close to him. A couple of days later
Mitch s mother dies due to her illness. Mitch is comforted by his friends, Stanley and
Pablo. After his mother s death Mitch begins to feel the guilt augment. The guilt
towards letting Blanche go and believing Stanley. Mich decides to go visit Blanche in
the insane Asylum. He sits with her and they talk. Mitch learns everything about
Blanche s past, and the reasons for her insecurity. Mitch also finds out about the rape
incident. Knowing this Mitch confronts Stanley with the issue. Stanley denies it.
Mitch slowly and slowly becomes isolated and alienated from society. In one last
attempt to hold on to life Mitch decides to visit Blanche in the asylum. He finds out
that she is becoming progressively better. Mitch asks Blanche to marry him.
However, she rejects him. Mitch, thus, is left all alone with no friends or family. He
pursues a life with no social activity. He quit the pokers nights at Stanley s house and
he abandoned playing bowling to. Gradually Mitch begins to crack up. He becomes
an alcoholic and he loses touch with the real world. Mitch gets fired from his job, due
to his excessive drinking habits. He is thus taken to an insane asylum, where he finds
himself next to Blanche.
I think that this is a valid ending because, despite all that Mitch finds out about
Blanche he still has some emotions of love towards her. Mitch believes that he has
found an acceptable companion in Blanche. Mitch and Blanche were both in need of
companionship and support. Both characters were very similar: they were both very
sensitive, and pretty much insecure. Even after trying to break away from Stella, after
finding out about her past relations with other men, Mitch still shows signs of love
towards her. This is evident in the last scene. The men are playing poker. Mitch
appears to be lost; he is not concentrating in the game. His thoughts were probably
pre-occupied with Blanche. Mitch is a very sensitive person, he is also very shy,
which is probably why he remained silent during the taking away of Blanche. Quitting
the game directly after this indicates that he does not agree with what Stanley has
done. The death of Mitch s mother is logical as she was very ill and aged. Mitch was
very close to his mother. It is quite apparent that he is deeply attached to his mother.
This is displayed in his leaving of the poker games earlier than everyone else to check
on his mother. This deep attachment is also portrayed in the mothers constant worry
about her son being settled before she dies. Therefore, Mitch s deep sorrow for his
mother s death is justified. After losing the two closest things to him in life, it would
be reasonable that such a person will slowly become isolated and alienated from
society. Some people might not find it easy to visualize Mitch being an alcoholic, but
a person with no social activities, who pursues a life of total isolation can easily
become addicted to alcohol. Such people probably find peace in losing contact with
the real world, which is why they go on to alcohol addiction. It is also sequential and
logical that an alcoholic completely loses contact with the real world.