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Most Effective Foreshadowing

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, 1947
The following passage is taken from the second half of the fourth scene of the play.

Williams, Tennessee. "Scene 4." A Streetcar Named Desire. N.p.: n.p., 1947. N. pag. Mit.edu. Web. 21 Sept. 2016.

Which of the following stage directions provides the MOST foreshadowing?

A

She snatches her purse open (After line 4).

B

Under the cover of the train's noise Stanley enters from outside. (After line 55).

C

Another train passes outside. Stanley hesitates, licking his lips. (After line 80).

D

Stella has embraced him -- with both arms, fiercely, and in full view of Blanche. (After line 88).

E

As the lights fade away…the music of the "blue piano"… is heard. (After line 88).