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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Stanley's attitude toward Blanche

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How is Stanley's attitude about Blanche revealed through the following lines?

Stanley: What's Virgo?
Blanche: Virgo is the Virgin.
Stanley [contemptuously]: Ha! Say do you happen to know somebody named Shaw?

A

Stanley's tone is contemptuous, meaning he shows a dislike or disrespect to Blanche's answer.

B

The "ha!" demonstrates Stanley thinking Blanche is flirting.

C

Stanley is trying to appease Blanche and Stella by making small talk.

D

Stanley's question about Shaw parallels his question about Blanche's dead husband.

E

The "ha!" reveals Stanley does not care about astrology.