Car Named Desire Essays

  • A street car Named Desire

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    Street Car Named Desire” is a critically acclaimed play by Tennessee Williams, which emphasizes the sexual desire and tension between characters Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, Stella Kowalski and Harold Mitchell. Throughout the play, Blanche is so nervous and on edge that a slight disturbance could shatter her sanity. However, Blanches ambition for love and “magic” is what truly affects the other characters in the play and cements the idea that Blanche is a proper lunatic. A street car named desire

  • A Street Car Named Desire Analysis

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    The Oppression of Women in A Street Car Named Desire A street car named desire leads its self to feminist criticism due to the very distinct gender roles in which a male dominance prevails. The play reveals the victimization of two women Stella Kowalski and Blanche DuBois who are consistently overpowered by Stella’s husband Stanley and society’s norms. Blanche is a beautiful woman who struggles to live up to her expectations as a southern belle and shows many signs of mental instability due to the

  • Analysis Of A Street Car Named Desire

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    A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is an iconic playwright throughout American Literature history. The play has many meanings to it, but the one meaning that stood out most and played an affect on the end of the play would be the treatment the two characters gave each other. The two characters are Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski. Stanley’s treatment of Blanche throughout the play leads to her steady decline into madness. Blanche in the play arrives at her sister’s house and her

  • Review of Scene 10 in A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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    Review of Scene 10 in A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams In this essay I am going to be explaining why and what makes this scene the most powerful scene in the play, I will also be giving an overlook on the characters, actions and the stage directions. My essay will include quotes from the play and how an audience would react and feel to the actions given by each of the characters. After reading the book I found scene 10 the most dramatic scene in the play because this is

  • Blanche is Responsible for her own Fate in a Street Car Named Desire

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    and romantic delusions which may have lead to her eventual downfall, the role Stanley ended up playing with his relentless investigations of her past and the continuous revelations of it, the part society and ‘new America’ played in stifling her desires and throwing her into a world she could not relate to or abide by. Firstly, the reader may initially feel Blanche is completely responsible or at least somewhat to blame, for what becomes of her. She is very deceitful and behaves in this way throughout

  • Sexuality in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and A Street Car Named Desire

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    A street car named desire? In What ways is Sexuality portrayed as central to the conflicts of the individual-v-society in Ken Kesey's 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest' and Tennessee Williams 'A street car named desire'? The capacity of sexual feelings within the individual is central to both the development and fundamental basis of any significant character. As observed in both 'One flew over the cuckoos nest' (AKA Cuckoo's nest) and 'A Street car named desire' (AKA. St. car) sexuality

  • A Street Car Named Desire

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    Too often people would rather hide a problem and pretend it does not exist rather than take responsibility and deal with it. In Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire the Kowalskis see Blanche Dubois as a problem and have her sent to an insane asylum. It is true that Blanche had many issues but the reason behind her incarceration was not to benefit her mental state but to project someone else’s dirty secret. While others may justify the actions of Blanche’s sister and brother-in-law, they

  • A Street Car Named Desire

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    A Streetcar Named Desire Project The young and beautiful Stella Kowalski-DuBois is carefree and overall a happy woman. But sometimes, things get in the way of her happiness, whether it be her husband, Stanley, going on about how he dislikes her sister, Blanche, or Stanley continuously putting his hands on Stella. The question here is, why does Stella stay with such a manipulative man? Is it Stanley who won't let Stella leave? Or is it Stella who doesn't make an attempt to leave? By Stella constantly

  • A Street Car Named Desire

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    Stella Kowalski is a 25 year old women from Mississippi. In her teenage years she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. There she met and married lower-classmen Stanley Kowalski., whom she fell madly in love with, but maybe more in love with the sexual part of the relationship than actually him. Stella is now pregnant with his baby, but in my opinion its not a safe and happy situation, it’s a frightening thought really. Stella is the type of person who doesn’t care what people think about them. To me

  • What Makes a Great Film?

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    to stand out in a film. Hence, it can be said that distinctive characters would have the tendency to make a story interesting, and they would usually appeal to an audience by being unique. For instance, in the classical 1947 movie, “A Street Car Named Desire”, strong emotional scenes were seen in the majority of the movie. However, a cast of fine actors was responsible for bringing the characters to life. As a result, this movie achieved four Oscars in the actors’ category alone. In addition, in

  • Comparing Stanley Kowalski in Williams' A Streetcar and Iago of Shakespeare's Othello

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    Iago and Stanley of Othello and A Street Car Named Desire In these two pieces of literature, both Iago and Stanley plan a tragic scheme to draw the main characters, Othello and Blanche to their "downfall". Iago is absolutely inhuman being while Stanley showed his little conscience. They are both the master and are brilliant. Nevertheless Iago seem to be much smarter than Stanley in comparison. Iago and Stanley plan a tragic scheme to draw Othello and Blanche to their downfall because Othello

  • A Street Car Named Desire Analysis

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    1. Throughout the play, the playwright Edward Albee made it so there is a clear showing of several different literary allusions. But in this case, in that particular scene, the focus is on Tennessee Williams A Street Car Named Desire. First of all, In the beginning of the scene, the point where she is talking to herself, you can spot that she makes some references to “The Poker Game” the painting based on the scene in which fragile Blanche comes in on her animalistic brother-in-law Stanley's

  • Lady with a Dog, by Anton Chekhov

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    Irony: incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the expected results. Huh? Well take the short story “Lady with a Dog” written by Anton Chekhov as an example. First let’s get a look at our main characters, Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna, and how they met. Then we will take a look how the story has an ironic turn of events. We first meet Dmitri Gurov, a married middle aged man with children, who has been unfaithful to his wife many times. He has a great contempt for women

  • The Character of Mitch in A Street Car Named Desire

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    To what extent do you agree with the view that Mitch is dramatically presented as a two dimensional character that contributes very little to the tragic impact of the play. Although Mitch does not have a main role in A Street Car Named Desire, he is certainly not a two dimensional character like Pablo or Steve. He is presented as a three dimensional character because throughout the play the audience develops a sympathetic bond with him through learning of his back story and then through the way

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - The Importance of Scene 6

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    A Street Car Named Desire - The Importance of Scene 6 Scene 6 is a poignant part of 'A Street Car Named Desire' and only contains the characters Mitch and Blanche. The scene begins with the impression that Blanche and Mitch have not enjoyed the evening that they have just spent together at a local carnival. Blanches voice and manner is described as being " the utter exhaustion which only a neurasthenic personality can know." Mitch is described as being "stolid but depressed." Mitch even

  • A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

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    Street Car Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams in 1947, has been called the best play ever written by an American. The geological setting of the play, New Orleans, creates a remarkably blended mood of decadence, nostalgia, and sensuality. The plot of the play comes about through the conflict between a man and his sister-in-law who comes to live at his house with he and his wife. Stanley Kowalski immediately captures the attention of the audience through Williams'

  • Streetcar Named Desire

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    Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. Joseph Krutch, author of Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire wrote, “The authors perceptions remain subtle and delicate… The final impression left is, surprisingly enough not of sensationalism but of subtlety” (38.) As in many of Williams's plays deeper meanings are understood only through close examination

  • A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

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    ENGLISH ESSAY In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams uses his brilliant writing to bring life to his characters in the story. I will be composing a character sketch on Stanley, one of the main actors in the play. I will focus on evaluating Stanley's ever changing character traits in the role he plays. They consist of different moods that he demonstrates during the play: his aggressiveness, his love for Stella and also his rudeness and cruelty towards Blanche. Let's begin by talking

  • Stress In Othello's Enduring Love And A Street Car Named Desire

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    Explore the presentation of stress and the effects it has on characters in Othello Enduring Love and A Street Car Named Desire. The theme of stress occurs in all three literary pieces, Othello, Enduring Love and A street Car Named Desire. Shakespeare and McEwan examines how stress can be a fatalistic factor amongst characters whereas Tennessee Williams explores the breakdown of characters due to stress, nevertheless all three texts portrays this common theme in a negative light. Shakespeare’s play

  • Elements of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Many Elements of A Street Car Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, is a very worldly play that contains issues from life; a guilty feeling of abandonment, the anger and frustration between two complete opposites, and the violation of a rape. It happens in New Orleans where there are many different races. Blanche DuBois, loses her ancestral home, Belle Reve, and her teaching position as a result of promiscuity. With expectations for the new life, she moves in with her