How Does Stanley Create Tension In A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire takes place in New Orleans. Stanley, Stella’s husband, is a dominate, aggressive, violent and very sexual. Old fashioned he sees himself as the provider of the house and believes his wife should do housewife rolls such clean, cook and respect him. He takes more interest in drinking and being with his friends than with his wife. What he values more is his sexual relationship with his wife more than emotional connection. When Stella’s sister Blanche visits she picks up on his character quickly comparing him to caveman with animal like behavior. Threaten by Blanche’s influence on Stella, Stanley acts out by breaking glasses and even striking Stella even though she is pregnant. At the beginning Stanley tosses Stella, a

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