Joseph O ' Neil : The Greatest American Playwright

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Before the 1940’s decade, the public was restricted from any “abnormalities” displayed in any form of entertainment. At the time it was considered inappropriate to broadcast married couples sleeping in the same bed as each other, as if it implied anything more than the simplicity of sharing a moment with a loved one.It can be assumed that if an act as innocent as that was prohibited, than more intense doing’s were completely unspoken of. A major topic that was strongly avoided was anything relating to homosexuality. The subject seemed almost nonexistent in an attempt to impact people to believe they could only be straight.Although many knew otherwise, the media refused to be held responsible for exposing these behaviors as God wanted them…show more content…
(3) His most popular work is perhaps “A Streetcar Named Desire” because it dealt with sexuality and psychology that had never been spoken of before in American Culture. “A Streetcar Named Desire” came out in the year 1947 and completely surprised the audience that read it.The book included every act of defiance in media that can be possible.The play is about a women name Blanche Dubois who has just lost everything, her home, her family, her money, her job and her husband. She then decides to move in with her sister Stella who left the family and married a controlling, and aggressive man, Stanley. The couple have a very strong sexual desire for each other which so begins Williams first strike against “society rules”. Stanley and Blanche don’t seem to quite get along however there are many controversial discussions on whether or not they were actually flirting with one another. Meanwhile Blanche begins to date one of Stanley’s close friend Mitch, who she grows very fond of; Blanche begins to admit personal secrets to him including the death of her husband which throughout the novel it is a very sensitive topic for her to discuss. This part of the play is perhaps the most unforgiving scene Tennessee Williams could have written. A majority of the play
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