A Streetcar Named Desire Journal/Log Situation: For each scene in “Streetcar” (there are eleven total), you will keep a Journal/Log highlighting what you have found or what we have discussed in class. This is a relatively simple project, but will be counted as a quiz grade. 1. Summary—You will briefly summarize the key components of the scene. Be sure to include important facts. For example, in scene 1 you probably want to mention Blanche’s reaction to the squalor that is her sister’s living situation. You may also want to include her heavy drinking and how Stanley seems to have her figured out so quickly. 2. Questions/Commentary—You will be required to ask a minimum of three questions regarding the scene. You will then provide commentary. For example: Blanche, why are you so afraid of the light? Seems to me like you’re a dysfunctional, insecure actress. You know the type—deep down they think they look good, but you know they go home and purge the one piece of lettuce they allowed themselves for lunch that day. All right, Stanley. What’s the deal with the meat? Did you have to toss it like Peyton Manning to one of his receivers? She’s your wife, man. Treat her with respect. Most women don’t get excited to watch their men bowl. You say you were married, Blanche, and that the “boy died”. Well, what happened? You left us with a cliffhanger at the end of the first scene. Maybe if you plied yourself with more of Stanley’s whiskey you’d talk a bit more and tell us. 3. Quotes—You will provide two significant quotes from the scene and comment on them. Examples: Stanley: Meat…Catch (Williams 14). Commentary: Tool. You. Are. A. Tool. Monosyllabic Troglodyte. If I had a rubber hose, I would beat you… Blanche: Only Poe! Only Mr. Edgar Allen Poe—could do it justice (Williams 20)! Commentary: This is when Blanche is tearing into her sister about the humbleness of her surroundings. Having grown up on a plantation, Blanche is used to the high-end of things, not a two room “flat”. Way to go with the reference to Poe, one of the original authors of the horror/macabre genre. Now your sister thinks she’s living in the House of Usher. You’re staying there for free, so maybe you should…I don’t know…SHUT YOUR MOUTH. And quit drinking Stanley’s liquor. Lush.