Anger Movement In A Streetcar Named Desire

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The characteristics of the anger movement appeared in the 20th century modern drama. It is characterized by social class conflict and witnessed many of the revolutionary movements against society. The theme of the plays in this movement concerned with social critic against middle-class values, and they shared a disrespect and contempt for the class system and the post welfare state. The theme of struggle against the establishment, values, conventions and authority prevailed in modern drama. There are also many themes which dominated modern plays such as: violence, frustration, damage, loneliness and revenge. Moreover, it focused on the man who is trapped in an antagonistic universe without any chance of happiness and hope for the future. Many writers during the 1930 's and 1940 's concentrated on the brave individual stories of the lower and middle classes members and the protagonists were mostly of the working-class or of lower middle-class origin; who view society with contempt and ironic humor and may have conflict with authority. They used many techniques such as: flashback, irony, music, and stage direction. The plot in the plays of the…show more content…
A Streetcar Named Desire was published just after World War II. When the play came out, the country had just emerged from the war after struggling through the Great Depression of 1930 's, and suddenly the national spotlight concentrated on the lower and middle classes as the true supporters of the heroic American spirit. The title of the play shows that desire is the force which will lead the actions of the play. The title comes from an actual vehicle or a streetcar named “Desire” that Blanche takes to transport her to her sister’s house, then she turns to one called Cemeteries and get off at Elysian Fields. So it is obvious that desire is what Blanche has followed from the beginning but she suffers at Cemeteries which means death and she hopes for the Elysian Fields which refers to the paradise and which she could never
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