How does Blanche feel about loosing Belle Reve in A Streetcar Named Desire

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Blanche loses her mind after losing the family home.

It is clear that whatever mental stability Blanche had cracked when she lost the family homestead, Belle Reve.  It is the last in a long line of personal failures that are too much for Blanche. 

Blanche has two coping mechanisms: denial and blame.  Everything is everyone else’s fault, assuming she acknowledges that it happened at all.  The family home was mortgaged, so it was okay that she lost it.  It was the fault of all of the ancestors before her.

There are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years, affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their epic...

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