Tennessee Williams Research Paper

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Tennessee Williams

Williams’s mother was Edwina Williams and Williams’s father was Cornelius Williams. Williams had a brother named Dakin Williams and had a sister named Rose Williams. Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi and died on February 25, 1983 in New York City. Williams and his family lived in Mississippi and moved to St. Louis in 1918. Williams was in a romantic relationship with Frank Merlo when they met in 1951. Frank Merlo died in 1961 due to lung cancer. In 1929, Williams enrolled at the University of Missouri. Williams’s father took him out of the university after two year because he failed ROTC. After that he worked at his father’s shoe company. Williams hated the job, but he worked during …show more content…

The names of some of Williams’s plays are A Streetcar Named Desire, Orpheus Descending, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Night of the Iguana. Thomas Lanier Williams III used his nickname “Tennessee” as an author. The general overview of the first play is that Tom is a poet works in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Tom and Laura’s father had run away years ago, and except for one postcard, he has not heard from them since. Amanda was originally from a Southern family and is disappointed that Laura, who wears a brace on her leg and is very shy, does not attract boyfriends. She enrolls her in a business college and hopes that she will make her own and her family’s fortune. Laura’s shyness has caused her to secretly drop out of class and spend her days wandering around …show more content…

She is a teacher who teaches English. She is from Laurel, Mississippi and she takes a streetcar named Desire and goes to the New Orleans French Quarter to live with her younger sister, Stella Kowalski and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Blanche flirts with Stanley and it cause problems in the Kowalski apartment. One night when Stella is at the hospital waiting to give birth to a son, Stanley comes home and him and Blanche are alone. When Stanley goes to put on his pajamas, Blanche calls the phone to ask for help. Stanley comes out of the bathroom, grinning at her. Blanche tries to get out, but Stanley blocks her way by shutting the door. He comes near her, and she backs away and tells hims to stay back. She breaks a bottle and threatens to twist the broken end in his face. He jumps at her and she tries to fight back, but Stanley has hold of her wrists. She falls to her knees and he carries her to the bed. A Streetcar Named Desire is popular because of its unforgettable characters and its focus on rape. Its opening on Broadway on December 3, 1947 that starred Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski and Jessica Tandy as Blanche DuBois is what makes it popular. Williams’s plays bring the characters to life and one can visualize it when it is on television and in one’s mind. The plays are focused on rape, madness, and death. A Streetcar Named Desire was published in 1947. A Streetcar Named Desire is Williams’s most

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