A Streetcar Named Desire: Play 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…
He tells her that he has also shared the rumors with Mitch and this makes Stella throw a fit since he comes off as cruel. However, this fight is cut off short when she goes into labor and must be hospitalized. Blanche is home alone waiting when Mitch arrives. He confronts her about the information he was told, to which she first attempts to deny but eventually confesses and pleads for forgiveness. Mitch is angry and humiliated and refuses to take a chance to have an honorable relationship with her but instead tries to sexually assault her. Blanche screams “fire” which causes Mitch to run away…show more content…
The characters are all fictional. Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans without any money on her to live with her sister and brother in law, the Kowalski’s. She is a former schoolteacher from a wealthy family, but she has been evicted from "Belle Reve," her family home, following the deaths of a few family members and their inheritance was wiped out. Blanche was married to a man named Allan Grey who committed suicide after she caught him and another man having sex. After this, she had a series of affairs to attempt to numb her grief, but this resulted in her being thrown out of her home in Mississippi. This resulted after she slept with a student from the school she was teaching (Román,
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