A Streetcar Named Desire Play Analysis

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Elia Kazan effectively brought Tennessee Williams’ famous play, A Streetcar Named Desire, to life in her directed movie version. Although the plot in both the play and movie are the same, some key differences and techniques used in the movie is what makes it better than the play. The movie gives the audience the visualization of the play. With the chosen cast, they portray the personalities of the characters perfectly as well as add emphasis on their unique traits. Techniques used in the movie, such as lighting was well used to create the mood and atmosphere. The very first obvious key difference between the play and the movie was the first scene. In the play it was only briefly mentioned that Stanley went bowling in the dialogue and Williams…show more content…
In the play, Stella chooses not to believe in her sister Blanche and lets her leave with the doctor. However she starts to feel sorrow and calls out for her sister but Blanche doesn’t come back. Stella had chose to stays with her abusive husband, Stanley. This scene highlights the point of helpless women who needs to depend on men. One of the many themes of the play was how dependent women are on men. Blanche depended on men, evidence of this was revealed when she showed her interest towards the newspaper boy as well as when she told the truth to Mitch about her past. As for Stella, she isn’t much different from her sister. Stella depended on her husband as much as he was abusive she always went back to him. The play carried out this theme of women depending on men from the beginning to the end. Blanche hides from reality as she fills her interest by seducing men. Even by the end of the play, Blanche tells the doctor that she had always depended on the kindness of strangers. Stella, alike her sister, knew Stanley was abusive from the very beginning as he showed signs of violence and still at the end she allowed him to comfort her as she sobbed over the departure of her
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