A Streetcar Named Desire: An Analysis

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When an individual is accustomed to a certain environment or trait, it is most likely difficult for them to adapt to different conventions or customs. In the novel “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Tennessee Williams an American playwright, wrote a novel based on the intro statement.The Novel has a variety of themes which gave a clear description of the main characters and the environment. However, the theme that I selected is economic status. Which conclude to that, people in today’s society tend to segregate themselves from people who are not of their class. The plot Elysian Fields, New Orleans where the main characters, Stella and Stanley Kowalski live, is in a two bedroom apartment, They are surprised by Blanche DuBois whose sudden visit feeds…show more content…
In scene one, Biff and his brother talk about forming two basketball teams, hoping that they make “a Million dollars’”. “Wait we form two basketball teams, see? Two water polo teams. We play each other. It’s a million dollars’ worth of publicity. Two brothers see? The Loman brothers. Baby, we could sell sporting goods!” (Miller 45) This conversion broke away the tension between the boys and their father. They started to think big, using this idea to achieve their goals. If somebody is not economically happy then this can affect their lives and the people around them.
Is the “American dream” a real thing, or is it just a cliche? In the novel, the “American dream” is connected to the characters economic status. Bernard was the opposite of Biff and happy. While they were all in High School, Biff was a football junkie while Bernard was like a nerd, everyone perceived Biff as the type of person living the “American dream” when the tables have turned, Benard ended up being what everyone now admires. In the real world, people also consider graduating from college, getting a highly paid job with their dream house and car as the “American dream”
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