Context- Reality Has the Ability to Crush the Human Spirit (Based on a Streetcar Named Desire)

Prompt: “Reality has the ability to crush the human spirit.”
The way in which reality influences a person differs from one person to another. Sometimes it can affect a person to the point in which their spirit can be absolutely crushed. In some people’s lives there are events of a tragic and emotional nature that they would test the resilience of even the strongest person. Should an already vulnerable person have to experience such events the result is inevitably damaging as well vulnerable people who are victims of vicious and cruel treatment feel incredible pain inside and outside when abused.  The coming together of these factors means their minds are like time bombs, ready to go off when the pain becomes unbearable. Hence it’s not the real truth of the reality that can crush a person but rather how they actually deal with it. It really depends on what someone decides to do when they face certain realities in their lives that determine what happens to them in the future. Tennessee William’s play “A Streetcar Named Desire” demonstrates this concept of people being affected by reality in different ways depending on how they respond to it; Blanche a vulnerable person beforehand has her spirit crushed in every way possible by dreadful events from her past and the conflict in her relationship with Stanley. However her sister Stella an emotionally stronger woman deals with her realities differently which leads her to move on with her life. Another example of this is from literature is in Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’, where the reality for Lady Macbeth crushes her so hard that she isn’t able to cope with it at all. Finally, sometimes a person is able to not only overcome the harshness of their reality but also become stronger from it. ,
A well put forward example of this is lead female protagonist Blanche Dubois becoming emotionally unstable after the suicide of her homosexual husband Allan Gray, and her loss of her home and family. By leaving Belle Reve and coming...