A Streetcar Named Desire, By Tennessee Williams

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A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, was first performed on December 3rd, 1947. Chronicling the actions and events that take place when two sisters are reunited, A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded as one of Tennessee William’s most successful plays. Likewise, “Blank Space”, written and performed by Taylor Swift, was first performed November 23rd, during the 2014 American Music Awards. “Blank Space” spent 22 weeks in the top 40 charts and is featured on the best selling album 1989. Though A Streetcar Named Desire and “Blank Space ” are two separate works written and performed 67 years apart, character and character actions in A Streetcar Named Desire are synonymous with lyrics portrayed in “Blank Space” because “Blank Space” lyrics can be used to describe the relationship between the characters, Blanche and Stanley. Both works describe an unhealthy relationship between two people, foreshadow an event that leads to insanity, and provide detailed information that can be applied to both characters.
A Streetcar Named Desire and “Blank Space” are similar because they both describe an unhealthy relationship. In the case of A Streetcar Named Desire, this would be the relationship between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche is Stanley’s sister-in-law, who serves as his antagonist (Bloom, 22). Though the characters are related by marriage and therefore family, they suffer many differences that lead to their hatred of one another. While Blanche is…
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