Tennessee Williams ' A Streetcar Named Desire

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“The Relationship Between Sex And Violence In Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire ” And so it was I entered the broken world To trace the visionary company of love, its voice An instant in the wind (I know not whither hurled) But not for long to hold each desperate choice "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane. The play starts with this quote describing a lot about the play its theme ‘the search of true love’ and as the title of the play itself says ‘desire’. Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1914, in Columbus, Mississippi, the son of Cornelius Coffin Williams and Edwina Dakin. Williams had an elder sister, Rose, who was later committed to a mental institution, and a younger brother. In 1918 the Williams family moved to St Louis. In response to this unhappiness, and to the emotional pain of being bullied by children in the neighborhood, Williams began to read books and write his own stories; years later, in the foreword to Sweet Bird of Youth he commented that writing was "an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable. It immediately became my place of retreat, my cave, my refuge. ' ' Beginning in 1929 Williams studied at the University of Missouri at Columbia, at Washington University in St. Louis, and at the University of Iowa, meanwhile making a name for himself as a writer. Although this period was a creative one, and one in which his personal life settled down (he seems to have come to terms with his
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