What different kinds of notions of "desire" are at issue in the play A Streetcar Named Desire?

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Desire takes the form of lust in the characters of Blanche and her sister Stella. Blanche cannot help herself from being a vixen while her sister keeps herself in an abusive and dysfunctional marriage only because of sex.

Desire is also a wish for a better life: Blanche wanted to get back to her past as an aristocrat from Belle Reve, and she also had the desire of restoring her reputation with a marriage to Mitch--surely a good man. Mitch also wanted to find a way to get away from his dreadful life and somehow also saw in Blanch a method of escape.

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