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As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience.
The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience. It is Williams's brilliant and intriguing characters that make the reader truly understand the play's meaning. He also presents a continuous flow of raw, realistic moods and events in the play which keeps the reader fascinated in the realistic fantasy Williams has created in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The symbolism, characters, mood, and events of this play collectively form a captivating, thought-provoking piece of literature. A Streetcar Named Desire produces a very strong reaction.
Even at the beginning of the play, the reader is confronted with extremely obvious symbolism in order to express the idea of the play. Blanche states that she was told "to take a streetcar named Desire, and then to transfer to one called Cemeteries".
One can not simply read over this statement without assuming Williams is trying to say more than is written. Later in the play, the reader realizes that statement most likely refers to Blanche's arriving at the place and situation she is now in because of her servitude to her own desires and urges.
What really makes A Streetcar Named Desire such an exceptional literary work is the development of interesting, involving characters. As the play develops, the audience sees that Blanche is less proper and refined than she might appear or claim to be.
Her sexual desire and tendency to drink away her problems make Blanche ashamed of her life and identity. Desire was the "rattle-trap streetcar" that brought her to her pitiful state in life. Blanche is the most fascinating character in A Streetcar Named Desire.
One reason for this is that she has an absolutely brilliant way of making reality seem like fantasy, and making fantasy seem like reality.
This element of Blanche's personality is what makes her character interest the audience and contribute to the excellence of the work. Returning to the beginning of the play, Blanche, shocked with the dirtiness and gloominess of Stella and Stanley's home in New Orleans, looks out the window and says "Out there I suppose is the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir!
She seems to hint to Stella and Stanley, and therefore the audience, that she is actually much more than she seems. In scene seven, Blanche soaks in a tub, singing: It's a Barnum and Bailey world, Just as phony as it can be -But it wouldn't be make-believe If you believed in me!
The reader is as drawn into Blanche's illusion as much as Stella is, and just as Stella refuses to believe Stanley's harsh words, the audience also does not want to accept that the view they have had of Blanche for a good deal of the play is nothing more than a story made up to hide her unpleasant history.
The clearest example of this is also one of the most intense and involving scenes of the entire play. In scene nine, Blanche is confronted by Mitch, who has learned the truth about her past. Mitch tells Blanche that he has never seen her in the light.
He tears Blanche's paper lantern off of the plain, bright light bulb, and tries to see her as she really is, and not in a view warped by Blanche's efforts to make herself seem more innocent, young, and beautiful than she is. Blanche responds to this by saying "I don't want realism. I try to give that to people.
I misinterpret things to them. I don't tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth Don't turn the light on! Tennessee Williams's use of this kind of dual view of the world to develop Blanche's character is a perfect example of the way A Streetcar Named Desire makes the audience react to the characters in the play.
It is this reaction between the audience and the brilliant characters in the play that makes the play such a valuable literary work. The literary value of A Streetcar Named Desire is in Williams's ability to create a fantasy world which draws the reader into it as if it was their own reality.
In some ways, the setting and conflict of the play is familiar to the reader, but in many ways the conflicting worlds of Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois are too different to share the same reality.
Tennessee Williams's world in A Streetcar Named Desire, and the characters within it, become so familiar and fascinating to the reader that every event that occurs in the play affects the reader's reaction to the overall outcome of the play and his opinions of the characters.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.
The words of Blanche duBois, main character of Tennessee Williams’ groundbreaking play A Streetcar Named Desire, accurately sum up one of the play’s main themes: that humans are all governed. A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, tells a story set in 's New Orleans, where a man and his sister-in-law meet for the first time and develop a very tumultuous relationship.
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It is one of the original Pulitzers, A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman * – Arthur Miller s.
Blanche's relationship with Stanley grows more and more antagonistic, especially as Stanley learns more about Blanche's past in Laurel. Blanche DuBois.
Who is the antagonist of a streetcar named desire? Stanley Kowalski. What is the major conflict a streetcar named desire?
Stella DuBois Kowalski is, then, a vital part in the struggle between these two worlds, and she is also the bridge between these two worlds. Both Blanche and Stanley are guilty of trying to involve Stella in their quarrel. Tennessee Williams's use of this kind of dual view of the world to develop Blanche's character is a perfect example of the way A Streetcar Named Desire makes the audience react to the characters in the play. - The Character of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, is a classical play about Blanche Dubois’s visit to Elysian Fields and her encounters with her sister’s barbaric husband, Stanley Kowalski.
Blanche and Stanley's differences. - The Character of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, is a classical play about Blanche Dubois’s visit to Elysian Fields and her encounters with her sister’s barbaric husband, Stanley Kowalski.