In Elia Kazan’s 1951 film, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” many intense elements are incorporated, including those of a heartless antagonist, a whimsical protagonist, and several supporting characters who help to portray the principle themes and advance the plot. In this film, the genre of Southern gothic, the setting in a miserable, cramped apartment building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the overall plot contribute to the main underlying themes of human cruelty and kindness.
How A Streetcar Named Desire adheres to and deviates from Southern Gothic genre conventions Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire is often considered to be among the best plays of the 20th century, and a large part of its charm can be attributed to the alluring, vibrant and complex setting and atmosphere that adds meaning to the characters and their relationships. Knowing the play’s context of creation and background information about the main characters, it is possible to claim that
Authors started using Gothic archetypes characters in the late 1800s in their southern works, generating the southern Gothic literature sub genre. Tennessee Williams was not an exception and he was one playwright and author who exemplifies in his works this style. In A streetcar named desire Tennessee Williams was able to balance macabre, enigmatic and usual cruel degeneration of his characters with exemplary poetic grace. Williams became the founder of southern Gothic style. This play by Williams
II. A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) by Tennessee Williams 1) Origins: a) There are many autobiographical elements in Williams’ play. b) When the play came out, the country had just emerged from the war after struggling through the Great Depression of 1930's, and suddenly the national spotlight concentrated on the lower and middle classes as the true supporters of the heroic American spirit. 2) Title: a) The title of the play is significant as it links both the concrete with the abstract; the streetcar
important awareness of the obstacles that oppressed people face. c) Anger in literature can be defined as an effective source of energy serving improvement and progression. d) Anger is defined as a tool of revenge that is triggered by painful desire because of a clear insult or provocation by people who have no right to do so. 2) Origins: a) Anger in literature started in the mid-nineteenth century
A consideration of how Emily Bronte, Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare consider the notion of illusion and reality in the context of a love story. Wuthering Heights follows the Romantic Movement, a movement within literature during the late 18th century with captured intense emotion and passion within writing as opposed to rationalisation. Emily Bronte’s main focal point within the novel is the extreme emotion of love and whether it leads to the characters contentment or ultimate calamity. This
Chapter I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Desire is a natural characteristic of every human being, the writer believe that every single person in the world have desire to get something that really want. According to the vdictionary, the definition of desire is very deverse, desire means to wish for earnestly, to covest, to express a wish for, to entreat, to request, to require, the natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action