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Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois have very different last names.
What is the significance of these two last names?
The two names symbolize the clash between the old genteel south and the industrialization of the new south.
Blanche's name shows that she has had a more proper upbringing than Stanley.
It reveals that Blanche is accurate in calling Stanley a "Polack".
The two names demonstrate an unnatural shift between two very American families.
The names are only important because they characters talk about their names and heritage.