Elements Of Characterization In A Streetcar Named Desire

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There are many admired, enjoyable stories today that can be broken down into their literary elements of fiction, the essential tools needed to create fictional literary work. These elements can be analyzed individually, and reconstructed again to make the story complete. Each literary element has their own necessities to satisfy; in the element, point of view, one must identify the author’s position in telling the tale out of four typical positions, and in the element of symbolism, open and closed symbols must be identified. However, for the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, character will be analyzed by identifying necessities such as static vs dynamic characters, flat vs. round characters, stereotypes, and foil characters. Characterization will be analyzed by discussing direct and indirect characterization, relating to character’s actions and others’ reactions.
Tennessee Williams’, A Streetcar Named Desire, is a theatrical production focusing on the existing time period and stereotypes of its era. The main protagonist, Blanche Dubois, is a former school teacher from Laurel, Mississippi who moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, for an unspecified but lengthy amount of time. Blanche explains to Stella that all their remaining relatives are dead, that she lost their ancestral home, Belle Reve. Stella, however, is clearly happy with the life she has chosen over the social superiority, and is expecting a child. Over time, she meets Stella’s husband, Stanley, and
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