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    The play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams examines the theme of both death and desire. Williams presents the only options of life as being one of these two options. Either you choose to figuratively die or you succumb to your desires. You must make to choice and life and battle death and go towards desire. These themes are antitheses of one another and are often times intertwined together. Williams uses the characters actions and thoughts as well as contrasts between them to develop

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    Philip C. Kolin, an English critic and author, hailed Streetcar as: “the most creative new play….the one that reveals the most talent, the one that attempts the most truth. Not surprisingly, Streetcar quickly became a staple on the world stage, one of the major theatrical experiences and experiments of the twentieth century” (Kolin2). Streetcar Named Desire was published just after World War II. When the play came out, the country had just emerged from the war after struggling through the Great Depression

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    My critical review will be over the 1951 drama film, A Streetcar Named Desire, which is an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s 1947 play. The original play received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The dramatic film was directed by Elia Kazan. My review will comment on the movie as a whole, as well as touch on the quality of acting element of realism that was utilized. First off, in the movie, Blanche DuBois comes to New Orleans and is shocked by how different everything is from where she is

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    resonate with audiences today. The play “Street Car Named Desire” illustrates Williams’ harsh upbringings and complex relationships that symbolise the reality of the world we live in. This is evident through the themes of denial of reality, effects of brutality and human desire. These themes are conveyed through the relationships of Stella and Blanche’s sisterly relationship, Stanley’s brutality towards others and characters all in need for desire. Paragraph one Throughout the play Stella and Blanche’s

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    Streetcar and Students A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is an appropriate study for grade 12 students as it highlights one’s need to face reality. In addition, the play shows that the need to face reality inherently affects one's relationship with the world. It also exemplifies how the past has a way of coming back with more fight and fury. For instance, and perhaps most powerfully, this play addresses heavy topics such as abuse and trauma, though most interestingly how the characters

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    Themes in A Streetcar Named Desire   A Streetcar Named Desire is a pessimistic work that is the “culmination of a view of life in which evil, or at least undiminished insensitivity, conquers throughout no matter what the protagonistic forces do”(Szeliski 69).  In other words, sensitive individuals all meet a similar fate-crushed under the heels of those who lack sensitivity. This play is about Blanche DuBois; therefore, the main themes of the drama concern her directly. In Blanche is seen

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    era of A Streetcar Named Desire and Their Eyes Were Watching God, they are very different. Although both works of literature focus on the theme of desire, the authors deal with this topic quite differently. For example, Blanche continues to rely on and chase after men which only leads to her unhappiness and insanity; whereas, Janie learns to control her desire as she goes through her long journey of self-discovery and new-found independence. Therefore, despite the similar theme of desire, both characters

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    For my final paper, I am going to rewrite a paper that I wrote for my AP Literature and Composition class about the role of light and dark in the play A Streetcar Named Desire. I have already procured another copy of the primary text. I bought the play off of Amazon last week and received it in the mail. For this assignment, I will read the play and take notes of when the use of light or dark occurs. Although I am not entirely certain what my thesis will be, as I have not reread the primary text

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    Sexual Desire in A Streetcar Named Desire From the time that the streetcar first rattles through town, it is clear that the theme of desire is a prominent feature in A Streetcar Named Desire. The themes of lust and sexuality are present mainly in three major characters: Stanley, Stella, and Blanche. Blanche’s interactions with men and her views of herself revolve around her value as a sexual object; while Stella allows Stanley’s violence and animalistic nature because of their sex life. Early

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    Tennessee Williams’ main theme for A Street Car Named Desire is that the adaption and integration the relationship between Blanche and Stella is important and its function is apparent: Tennessee establishes a contrast between the two sisters. The two were born into the same life style but now live very different lives. For example, in scene One when Stella says that “The best I could do was make my own living, Blanche”(2157), Williams invites his audience to interpret the social shift which Stella

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