Williams uses dramatic irony to heighten the drama, because although the audience can see Stanley is eavesdropping, Blanche and Stella cannot. All at once and much, much too completely.
Then Blanche asks if she may speak plainly. BLANCHE He was a boy, just a boy, when I was a very young girl. But I was unlucky. He has an animal’s habits. This extract is no exception, after Blanche asks Stella if she may speak "plainly", a stage direction follows: "Under cover of the train's noise Stanley enters from outside". It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that's how it struck the world for me. Thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is. Williams uses dramatic irony to heighten the drama, because although the audience can see Stanley is eavesdropping, Blanche and Stella cannot. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche: I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action. May I speak plainly?… If you’ll forgive me, he’s common… He’s like an animal.
At this moment, Stanley enters the room unheard by Blanche and Stella, and he overhears Blanche's comments. This extract is no exception, after Blanche asks Stella if she may speak "plainly", a stage direction follows: "Under cover of the train's noise Stanley enters from outside". Voila!
Stanley Kowalski, survivor of the Stone Age, bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle.
Blanche says that Stanley is common and bestial. Blanche’s avoidance of light is due to her fear of people seeing her clearly which will lead to her real age being revealed. Gender: Female Age: Late 20s/Early Thirties Style: Dramatic Contemporary Play: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams  Events Preceding: When Blanche loses all her money, she visits her sister, hoping to stay with her until she gets her feet.Throughout the play, we see Blanche’s slow decent into madness due to traumatic experiences in her past.
He's like an animal. A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 film based on a play by Tennessee Williams. Through all of Blanche's attacks, Stella remains calm and simply asserts that she loves Stanley. Finally, the Streetcar Named Desire script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Marlon Brando movie based on the Tennessee Williams play. When I was sixteen, I made the discovery - love.
Instead she continuously avoids light by covering it up … There’s even something subhuman about him. ... Blanche DuBois [to Stanley] It won't be the sort of thing you have in mind.