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lesson 3
1 hour

Mitch and Blanche


In this lesson, students read and analyze Scene Three of A Streetcar Named Desire. In this scene, Mitch and Blanche get acquainted, and Stanley becomes angry during a game of poker and becomes physically violent with Stella. Students consider how each character exercises power in the scene, and apply their analysis in an independently written response at the beginning of the lesson. This response informs students’ participation in a whole-class discussion that follows.


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