Violence In A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a symbolic and mythical play by Tennessee Williams. The author’s successful play focuses on social matter and the everyday life of the characters. The characters in this play include Blanche DuBois, who travels on a streetcar named desire to visit her sister, Stella, in New Orleans. Through the play, several unusual acts happen such as the violence towards women, male dominance and a tense relationship occurs between Blanche and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Also Blanche realizes her sister’s attachment and affection towards her husband who has a rough and harsh character throughout the story. Stella’s lack of interest and weak sisterly relation and Stanley’s continuous abusive character is what causes Blanche to end up in a mental health institution. Having these reasons about each character’s behavior towards Blanche results in a question that says, who is more to blame for this tragic finale? In fact, Stanley Kowalski is the one to charge for his degraded course of actions towards his wife and Blanche in addition to many other factors that happened throughout “A Streetcar Named Desire”. At first, taking into consideration Blanche DuBois’s tense and nervous attitude at the beginning of the play, some might find it a good return to a tragic finale. To elaborate, Blanche was criticizing the couple’s lives at most times especially in Scene 1 where the author mentioned her mocking Stanley’s polish atmosphere
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