A Streetcar Named Desire

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Henthorne, Susan. "A Streetcar Named Desire." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-4. Literary Reference Center. Web 2 Dec. 2013.
William Portrays in this play the reality of people's lives. It has a frank presentation of sexual issues. It was not meant to foresee the autobiographical elements of his life, but to show the reality of people's everyday lives. Dramatic devices are often used in this play to refine meaning. As when Blanche DuBois pointed herself out “ Like an Orchard in Spring” this is ironic. Blanche arrived by the two streetcars Cemeteries, and Desire. These names foreshadow the reiterate images of death and desire throughout the play.
A Streetcar Named Desire shows how a family wants to be elsewhere then where they are. They want a fresh start, the idea is to get away to a different life. The name of the streetcar is named Desire.
Hovis, George. "Fifty Percent Illusion": The Mask Of The Southern Belle In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire. "Critical insights Tennessee Williams. 171-
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William points out how the character Blanche DuBois was a washed up
Southern-Belle who found herself staying with her sister Blanche. The tragedy of
Blanche is that her life isn't connected with reality. She has been in an alcoholic flight from reality. Her judgment on Stella's husband is based on prejudice, and snobbery. She believes he tyrannize his wife, and treats her disrespectfully.
Blanche ends up being despoiled by Stanley. But no one Believes her, so she is sent to a mental institution. Blanche is a manipulative, desperate woman who has failed society and lost her fami...

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...ed Desire.'. “Critical Insights: A
Streetcar Named Desire (2010): 190-218. Literary Reference Center . Web. 5 Dec.
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William portrays himself as being gay in many cases. Although he doesn't want his pieces of literature to interlude with his personal life, his work has hints of it. The play deals with the social intolerance of gay men and unfit women.
Stanley is described as a a crude man in a modern world. Blanche often denies her true identity. This is where the theme illusion comes in.
Blanche often uses her imagination when she is referring to where she is going, also that she's full of hopes and dreams. The conflist suggests that the closet is normal among many men and women.
Thomieres, Daniel. “Tennessee Williams and The Two Streetcars. “ Midwest Quarterly
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