How does loneliness tie in as an overall theme of A Streetcar Named Desire?  

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There's so much loneliness in A Streetcar Named Desire, yet no one ever seems to find a remedy for it. Blanche certainly doesn't. She's the loneliest character in the whole play, not least because she's a fish out of water. Blanche comes from a good family, and despite her shady past still considers herself a fine, upstanding Southern lady. Staying with her sister and Stanley in their cramped apartment represents a bit of a come down for Blanche, and this isolates her further. She tries her level best to be friendly with Stanley, but he sees right through her. In any case, the two are like chalk and cheese; there's no way in a million years they'd ever get on.

But the real tragedy for Blanche is that she 's destined to remain lonely for the rest of her life. She's broken all the rules of so-called decent society, and once you cross that line, there's no way back. Mitch's treatment of Blanche is a brutal reminder of that. Mitch too...

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