As the story opens up, the readers are offered details about the setting, Elysian Fields, a poor New Orleans street with broken down buildings and intermingling races. Next, we get a peek at the daily life and interactions between Stanley and his wife, Stella, which is important because it establishes the status quo before Blanche […]

The ambiguity and multi-dimensional conflicts of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire have consistently made it very easily for literary critics to attach whatever significance they like onto the play; it is a testament to Williams’ writing that many of these significances can be both individually and simultaneously valid interpretations of his intent. However, the […]

In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, he shows us through his writing, that reality is triumphant over fantasy. Throughout the play, he does an excellent job of displaying how a person may react when their reality does not align with their fantasies.   Tennessee Williams was very well known and one […]

Streetcar Named Desire is a play that came out in 1947. The play was written by American playwright Tennessee Williams. In the play Blanche is the protagonist and Stanley is the antagonist. In the Webster’s dictionary the antagonist is describe as a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary. […]

In Tennessee Williams’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire”, he consistently portrays the women of the play as inferior, weak, and dependent on their male counterparts. Born and raised in Mississippi, Williams writes as a product of the faded antebellum South where lonely and vulnerable misfits are presented as competent members of society. By his own admission, […]

In the play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, Blanche DuBois is presented as both a victim and villain determined by the way the reader comprehends her. By the end of the play, it seems that she is a victim. Blanche is a delicate, conflicted, and cultured character. After having no other place to […]

As the story opens up, the readers are offered details about the setting, Elysian Fields, a poor New Orleans street with broken down buildings and intermingling races. Next, we get a peek at the daily life and interactions between Stanley and his wife, Stella, which is important because it establishes the status quo before Blanche […]