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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Irony in Tarantula

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Blanche states she stayed at the "Tarantula Arms" comparing herself to "a big spider! That's where [she] brought her victims"

How is this comparison ironic?

A

Blanche is the real victim of her choices and her past; the men were equal partners in her sexual adventures.

B

Blanche finally sees the truth of herself, that she is a brutalizer like Stanley.

C

Blanche fully embraces her desire for Mitch but it is too late.

D

Blanche lies once again to protect herself from Mitch's anger.

E

Spiders are known to eat moths and Blanche has been described as a moth throughout the whole play.