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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
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Even though Blanche had a recognizable personality, in the article of Lauren Seigle, the author claims that the result of this kind of person Blanche DuBois has become is the fact that she lost her husband after knowing he’s gay and also the presence of Blanche in New Orleans with her sister is an effect for this horrible loss. Accordingly, Blanche didn’t deserve that miserable ending as some affirm after what she has been through.
In the play of Tennessee Williams, there were gender roles and women were treated faultily, they were abused by men. Some examples include, in Scene 3, Stanley beats his wife, Stella, in Scene 4, their neighbor beats his wife, Eunice, as well, and in Scene 10, Stanley rapes Blanche. This shows that women in “A Streetcar Named Desire” happen to be weak against the opposite sex, or controlled and overpowered by men. To illustrate, in the article by Roth Foley about women being victims in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, the writer mentions that Stanley’s visible aspect provides an intuition on how to control women, and lead them using their weaknesses destroying them. Blanche and Stella were both victims of male dominance, they were Stanley’s toys and he could take advantage with any of them without considering that Stella is
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