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Even more ironic is Williams' subtle commentary on Blanche's fate as Blanche's passage on the streetcar "Desire" led to "Cemeteries" and she was ultimately not permitted to remain in "Elysian Fields." Just as she lost "Belle Reve," her beautiful dream was lost. It is this ironical poetic justice that gives the plays their power, and creates the existential, destiny driven worlds of the plays. Using a varied array of techniques employing irony, Williams and Shakespeare effectively develop and portray their plays. It is the irony in Hamlet and A Streetcar Named Desire that accentuate the play's plots and settings to make them appealing.
Riddel, Joseph N. “A Streetcar Named Desire—Nietzsche Descending.” Tennessee Williams. Bloom’s Modern Critical Views. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea, 1987.
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Within these stories Shakespeare shows the true nature of love and forgiveness – a never ending battle. In his two stories his plot contains the variable characters within his stories. The changeability of the character’s personalities leads each story to the best endings. However, the way each story uses this variable changes the outcome throughout these plays. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream the interference of the fairies problems intertwines with the plot of that of the majority of the characters.
They both deny the existence of these problems, thereby enabling their difficulties to become larger and even more complicated. When Stella offers Blanche a second drink, Blanche states, "One's m... ... middle of paper ... ...Blanche and Amanda. Tennessee Williams wrote very similar plays along common themes, plays that both disturbed and aroused sympathy for the characters as well as the real life counterparts that they represented. Works Cited Baym, Nina et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of American Literature.
Print Watts, Richard, Jr., “Streetcar Named Desire’ Is Striking Drama,” in Twentieth Century Interpretations of “a Streetcar Named Desire”: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Jordan Y. Miller, Prentice-Hall, inc.. 1971. Pp. 30-1 Rpt. In CLC, vol. 30.