Street Car Named Desire: Final Narrative

My final narrative is just further development of the last after a group tutorial they thought the colour changes should be more subtle to show the transition of mood.

This i feel is a successful outcome as i think it communicates clearly the struggle stress which blanch goes through with her spiraling out of control. charcoal gives that bold affect i wanted and the colours slowly seep into one another almost giving a dreamlike quality of hysteria. And from a contextual point i think it clearly indicates a state of mind losing its way into chaos, as i wanted to high light mental illness in the 1940s and how it was never properly dealt with. As they didn’t yet have the knowledge of the inner workings of the human brain, and used extreme methods such as lobotomy’s where the outcomes were always wildly different and not an effective way of dealing with mental illness.

As i researched this further i found out that they used lobotomy’s for illnesses such as schizophrenia to post natal depression and many variations of this procedure were carried out until the late 1970s across the world. The idea was to sever the connecting tissue around the frontal lobes in hope to dull symptoms by reducing emotional signal to the brain. And at this time in America, the state legislature paid as little as $2 per day for the upkeep of patients in metal institutes, this included staffs salaries, catering, accommodation and treatment, which just shows how poorly cared for they were.


Street Car Named Desire: Narrative Sequence

The last two weeks of the project was to pin down the final outcome in a narrative form. With the experiments i have done Ive chose to stick with the form of colour and simplicity. i started by deciding what way to work wether the objects them selves should be in colour, to portray the certain emtional states of each character. So i did some experiments with this in water colour uncovering hidden scenes between mitch and his mum. By using the water colours loosely and diluted to show Mitch’s mums illness and slowly changing the colour to show the deterioration of her health. With Mitch i try to demonstrate confusion, sadness and passion as in the pieces Mitch is the more dominant feature as i wanted to show his struggle of love for blanch and the pain of losing his mother.

although i like the affect of the bleeding pain and subdued mixture of colours i feel as though it might be a bit static and doesn’t necessarily flow. Also im not sure if the relationship between the character can read clearly. So to develop further i want to experiment with using just one character to really communicate the evolution of the character

These i feel are more successful by giving a bolder message as it is only concentrating on blanches demise though i feel the message could still be clearer in an emotive sense. Using the colour to carry the narrative and maybe show a bit more distortion with the whisk just to enhance the turmoil shes going through.