In scene three, Stanley becomes violent towards Stella. In order to protect herself, Stella runs to a neighbor's apartment. However, she returns to Stanley and the two go to bed together. In the following scene, Blanche expresses her horror at the way Stanley has treated her sister and tries to get Blanche to leave him. Blanche refuses but Stanley has overhead Blanche's angry statements against him. These statement motivate Stanley to find out more about Blanche. What he discovers is that Blanche was forced to leave her home because of ugly rumors that she was promiscuous and was having an inappropriate relationship with a young man. This discovery gives Stanley more ammunition to get Blanche out of his home.