Drama Essay

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There are many approaches one could take to analyze a specific work. One of these critical approaches is called biographical criticism. This is the belief that authors reflect events and feelings from their own lives into their writing. By taking this approach, a reader can find out more about the author through the work of literature. They can also have more insight into the story by seeing the true meaning behind it and seeing the author's intent. Of the dramas we have read in class, Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire” was a play that really captured the essence of biographical criticism. After researching Williams' life, it is clear that he echoes his own personal experiences throughout the course of the play.
Tennessee Williams is most related to the character of Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” He had suffered many traumatic experiences in his childhood, including having an alcoholic father, constantly moving because of his father's job and becoming an outcast at school due to an illness (Contemporary Authors Online). He was quiet, shy and withdrawn into...

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