Stella Kowalski ,Blanche’s younger sister, about twenty-five years old andof a mild disposition that visibly sets her apart from her more vulgarneighbors. Stella possesses the same timeworn aristocratic heritage asBlanche, but she jumped the sinking ship in her late teens and left Laurelfor New Orleansthis will become apparent There, Stella married the lower-class Stanley, with whom she shares a robust sexual relationship. Stella’sunion with Stanley is both animal and spiritual, violent but renewing.
After Blanche’s arrival, Stella is torn between her sister and her husband. Eventually, she stands by Stanley, perhaps in part because she gives birthto his child near the play’s end. While she loves and pities Blanche, shecannot bring herself to believe Blanche’s accusations that Stanley dislikesher; she eventually dismisses Blanche’s claim that Stanley raped her.Stella’s denial of reality at the play’s end shows that she has more incommon with her sister than she thinks