A Streetcar Named Desire Film Analysis

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A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by Tennessee Williams, an American playwright. The play was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the following year. The play premiered on Broadway on December 3, 1947, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. The play was originally written in English, and its genre was Southern Gothic. The setting was the French Quarter and the Downtown area of New Orleans. The play later had several adaptations drawn from it with a film, an opera and a ballet production created. The film, however, has some slight modifications made to comply with the restrictions by the Motion Picture Production Code. Many playwrights and other people as one of the greatest of the 20th Century regarding the play (O 'Shea,…show more content…
At this moment, the memory of her husband catches her causing distress. This conversation causes Stanley distress since he is worried about being cheated out of an inheritance. He demands to know what happened to Belle Reve, the DuBois family home that had once been a large plantation. Blanche hands over to him all documents about the estate. As he goes through the papers, he notices a bunch of letters that Blanche emotionally holds back and says that they are love letters to her dead husband. This catches Stanley off guard and leads to him telling her about the baby they are expecting (Ribkoff & Tyndall,…show more content…
The chances are that she came to New Orleans when the family inheritance was wiped out and got married to Stanley soon after he returned from the Second World War. Stanley is seen to be full of rage, hits, and throws things at Stella in his bouts of rage leading to her seeking refuge at her neighbor’s place where she returns when he cries for her return. She is attracted to his passionate and animal-like nature. The playwright does not have any positive or negative comments about this sort of marriage. Her sister, however, is not pleased with this and tries to convince her to leave and divorce him but she refuses due to being pregnant with his child aside her sexual attraction to
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