Stanley Kowalski Essays

  • Stanley Kowalski In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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    and her ruthless husband Stanley after losing the family home. In this essay, I will focus on Stanley Kowalski as Tennessee Williams conveys numerous behaviour traits through him. Williams uses numerous dramas and literary techniques to develop Stanley Kowalski behaviour traits. Stanley is a character who posses an intensely animalistic physical dynamism evident in his love of work, fighting and sex with his main amusements being gambling, bowling, sex and drinking. Stanley is primitive. Our first

  • Stanley Kowalski Character Analysis

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    one that stands out quite more than the others is Stanley Kowalski. In the play and film, Stanley Kowalski is the working-class husband of Stella Kowalski (nèe Dubois). Stanley is characterized as hard-working, passionate, and loyal but also short-tempered and brutal. From the beginning, Stanley takes no liking to Stella's sister, Blanche Dubois, and this enmity between the two grows worse and worse over the course of the story. In the end, Stanley, after all his plans against Blanche, gets away with

  • A Streetcar Named Desire Identity Analysis

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    moves in with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski in New Orleans. Upon her arrival, Blanche and her grandiose air offend Stanley. His identity centers around his masculinity, and Blanche and her presence challenge and physically obstruct his identity. As a result, Stanley’s personal insecurity burgeons, but he ultimately reaffirms his masculine identity by raping Blanche. After Blanche engenders his self-awareness and self-doubt, Stanley rapes Blanche as an attestation to himself of

  • Similarities Between Tennessee Williams And Blue Jasmine

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    is a book from 1947 written by Tennessee Williams. Blanche DuBois is an English teacher from Mississippi who comes to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella Kowalski. Blanche cannot believe how Stella could be married to Stanley Kowalski who is a Polish, violent and cruel man. She had shown signs of mental instability, but when Stanley reveals information about Blanche’s past to her lover Mitch it all goes downhill for her. Blue Jasmine is a film from 2014 directed by Woody Allen. Jasmine Francis

  • Comparing Change And Loss In Carol Ann Duffy's Poems

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    Change and loss are inevitable Compare and contrast the ways in which change and loss are presented in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection ‘Mean Time’ Both Williams- in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’- and Duffy – in ‘Mean Time’- present change and loss as central, complex ideas. The consternation of change is an intrinsic human fear, as demonstrated by characters in both works of literature. Setting, characterization and allegory are just some of the ways they present

  • Blanche Dubois Monologue Analysis

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    monologue is a famous speech. After yesterday's poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley's sweet words and frank actions unexpectedly persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him in the end. Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley's behaviors and live with him for a long time. She exhorts her sister Stella to leave beastly brother-in-law Stanley but Stella does not mind so this monologue presents Blanche's growl

  • Greed In Washington Irving's The Devil And Tom Walker

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    In the story “ The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, the theme of greed is exaggerated through Tom Walker’s life story. Throughout the story, Walker’s estranged and miserly relationship with his wife, his self-beneficial life choices that harm others, and his unfortunate and pitiful death, demonstrate horrible occurrences in a greed-filled lifestyle. Irving also elucidates to readers that consistent desires and the feelings of dissatisfaction towards everything will eventually lead to an

  • Streetcar Named Desire Fantasy Vs Reality Analysis

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    several other characters might be observed in the play too. Stella fell in love with a blue-collar worker namely Stanley. She was mesmerized by his officer suit and shiny medals in first look. As the play progresses Stella’s and Stanley’s relationship became worst. Stanley’s masculinity overtook Stella. In spite of several beating Stella wanted to maintain her good relationship with Stanley. Stella wanting

  • Visual Symbolism In Wilder's Sunset Boulevard

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    Films are immortal the people who make them however are not. As time passes fads, trends and even people fall out of fashion. The films Sunset Boulevard and Hugo both use visual symbolism to demonstrate the characters having become trapped in the past. In Sunset Boulevard this can be observed through the images of the bars on the doors and windows, the microphone at the film set and the spiraled staircase in Norma’s home while Hugo uses the train station, the motif of clockwork and the automaton

  • I Dreamed A Dream Analysis

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    I Dreamed a Dream is a soliloquy piece, sung by Fantine during act one of Les Misérables (1980). Fantine has just been fired from her factory job after it is discovered that she has an illegitimate child and takes to selling herself on the streets to pay for medicine for her daughter. It is here that ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ is sung as a way of progressing the story and providing a realisation by the character of her unfortunate situation in life with the song being composed as a way of expressing the

  • The American Dream Reflected In American Literature

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    In stories such as A Raisin in the Sun, Maggie,The Great Gatsby, and Mice of Men, attaining materialistic possessions and significant relationships is the understanding of the American Dream and was valued due to its ability to increase one’s stature within society. The American dream consist of desirable items and relationships that demonstrate wealth and happiness. In specific cases the American dream was assumed to be achieved through property ownership,love and advancement of social class. The

  • Theme Of Cruelty In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Desire, displays the theme of cruelty and violence through the relationship of Blanche and Stanley. The relationship is seen in the way he treats her throughout the play, in the final scenes when he

  • A Rose For Emily Self Preservation Analysis

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    Often times, when one visualizes a Southern town, he imagines a picturesque scene filled with ladies adorned with pearl jewelry and men with a suit and tie. The picture tends to have a certain atmosphere around it: a sense that everyone in the scene knows what is expected of oneself and the pressure to uphold that tradition. This element of respectability is integral to Southern culture, especially after the Civil War as the South was struggling to retain its honor. It is no wonder, then, why William

  • Blanche Desire Scene Of Desire

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    Blanche is surprised and repelled by her image and therefore has a mental issue with accepting reality and who she has become. Furthermore, in the scene there are “inhuman jungle voices” and “shadows” that represent the threats Blanche is under, Stanley doesn’t notice those features it can therefore be assumed that they are in Blanche’s mind, she is truly afraid and her mind deals with it by creating these sound and images, had Blanche been mentally stable perhap she would have been able to calm

  • Fire Symbolism In Jane Eyre

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    Charlotte Brontё interprets fire in Jane Eyre to symbolize the passion being ignited but not claimed. Brontё demonstrates how the Victorian Era consisted of denying any hints of passion to assert a put-together, well suited lifestyle. Victorian women follow conformities to blend in with the social class terms rather than follow the passionate beliefs casted away. Men in the Victorian Era must defend the title of ownership and power labeled under their names by expressing themselves with superiority

  • Blanche Dubois Sexual Desire Analysis

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    personality. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois’ overt sexual desires, inability to accept reality, and unwillingness to let go of the past leads to her ultimate undoing. Blanche DuBois first came to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella Kowalski. She told her sister she was only visiting, but her large suitcase implied otherwise. Her sudden appearance is strange, as she and Stella have had minimal contact with one another since Stella left home. Blanche explained that she has lost the family

  • A Streetcar Named Desire And Their Eyes Were Watching God Analysis

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    fair share of prostitutes. In the end Stanley makes the cruel decision to rape Blanche and ultimately push her mental issues over the edge. The most shocking of decisions in A Streetcar Named Desire would have to be those made by Stella at the end of the play. Stella ultimately decides to believe Stanley’s word over her own sister’s, and she doesn’t stop there. She decides to send Blanche to a mental institution and continue raising her child with Stanley. Every decision, small or important,

  • Glass Word Choice In Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

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    The Glass Menagerie is a memory play published in 1944 by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. The play carries strong autobiographical elements due to the fact that it is based on Williams himself, his mentally fragile sister rose, and his melodramatic mother. Almost 30 years later, the play went on to premiere in many theaters and on the big screen; The cast included Katherine Hepburn as Amanda Wingfield, Sam Waterston as Jim O 'Connor, Michael Moriarity as Tom Wingfield, and Joanna Miles as

  • Deception In A Streetcar Named Desire Essay

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    inevitable triumph. This refers to her reality of how Mitch had came over to apologize to her, and she tells Stanley that she turned him down. This lie backfired, since Stanley knew exactly where Mitch was at this time. As well as Stanley saw through Blanches delusion of how she has received a wire, from Shep Huntleigh, inviting her to go with him down to the Caribbean cruise, in which Stanley later shuts down as

  • Trustworthiness In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Opposing from The Great Gatsby’s representation of trustworthiness, A Streetcar Named Desire represents the ideology of trustworthiness through Blanches delusional thoughts, aggravated by her horrid past and silenced trauma. Many Character including Stella and Mitch place trust within Blanche who ultimately betrays them. Blanche’s representation of trust is through acts of sexual desire as she believe it to be a Method of coping for her past relationships. “[Blanche] [doesn’t] want realism. [Blanche]