Theme Of Masculinity In A Streetcar Named Desire

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Tennessee Williams’, A Streetcar Named Desire, is a play upon how a mentally unstable woman, Blanche DuBois, keeps an unbelievable amount of secrets hidden from her younger sister while her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, is determined to uncover the truth. In Arthur Miller’s, Death of a Salesmen, is a twenty-four hour play that displays how bent on Willy Loman, a mentally unstable, 63 year-old man, is to leave his mark in the world. Williams and Miller illustrate the needing desire for men to not be deprived of their masculinity through Stanley Kowalski and Willy Loman’s need of control towards their lifestyle, the obligation of being unvarnished when situations they loath occur, as well as enraging themselves and acting inappropriately when the sense of their masculinity is tested. The author declares throughout their plays the cause and effect of what can happen when all they crave is control, in addition to the two men are not healthy role models for anyone to follow. In regards to A Streetcar Named …show more content…

In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman speaks low about his sons pertaining to the fact that they are still living at home, not working in a decent paying job. In act one, we find Willy speaking to his wife Linda saying how he disapproves of Biff working at a farm because he does not make at least thirty-five dollars a week. At this moment, Linda began to say, “He’s finding himself, Willy” (Miller 5). Willy proceeds then by responding, “Not finding yourself at the age of thirty four is a disgrace!” (Miller 5). He states how Biff is such a disgrace for not finding a better paying job at his current age, thirty-four. In addition to earlier in the conversation he states how he was okay with Biff working on the farm at an earlier age because it was a good for Biff to try different kinds of jobs, however for Biff to have grown in that particular job and not make enough money in it, definitely made Willy

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