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A streetcar named desire study guide contains a biography of tennessee williams blanche dwells in illusion fantasy is her primary means of self-defense throughout the play, blanche's dependence on illusion is contrasted with stanley's steadfast realism. A streetcar named desire study guide contains a biography of tennessee williams blanche can recognize desire, but she tries to pretend she can't what's important for blanche is that she always have the option of the fantasy.
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