A Streetcar Named Desire : An Act Of Hope For The Future Daisaku Ikeda

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To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future-Daisaku Ikeda. The influence of history greatly affect literature and how we view it compared to other times. By using the historical/topical theory we bring to light how the major issues, circumstances that produced it, and main aspect of the book were influenced by the time period it was wrote in.
The major issue in “a streetcar named desire” is the idea of sexuality. Sexuality is defined as being a person’s sexual orientation or preference. In this book we see two different types of sexuality number one is between Stella and Stanley and number two between Blanche and Allan. Stella and Stanley have a very complex and mixed up life. The story is set in the 1940’s. This was a time when abuse in the marriage was not an unusual thing as we see with the actions between the men after Stanley has hit Stella. They do not seem to worried and in fact tell Blanche not to take it to seriously implying it is something that happens offend. It is because this book was set in the 1940’s that Williams is able to take such a easy approach to domestic violence. The second example of sexuality is Blache and Allan. As we find out in the story Allan is revealed to be a homosexual. Back in this time being a homosexual was not something you just came out with. Allan even married Blanche just to cover up the fact that he was gay. In the end it seems being homosexal is what makes Allan kill himself. This is something that is most…

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