It is like she believes that by showing off her sexuality to
younger men she will be able to go back to her younger days that were full of
life before her husband’s suicide.
Throughout most of the book Blanche is really haunted by all
the deaths of her ancestors. In fact, she likes to attribute their death due to
their “epic fornications. “An event that really turned her life around was the
suicide of her husband which was caused by her disapprove of his homosexuality.