Essay about A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

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Nuisance come in a variety of forms such as hangnails or barking dogs, and for Blanche DuBois, the nuisance is her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski— a man who embodies the misogyny of the 1940s in the United States. A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams explores the ironic struggles of a perfidious woman as she battles to save her sister from a toxic, misogynistic-riddled marriage. Towards the beginning of a humid summer, Blanche makes a trip to Elysian Fields to visit her sister, Stella, but the trips takes a turn for the worse after she discovers the animalistic beast that Stella has come to accept into her life. As Blanche comes to learn the man, she uncovers his demonic premise; vindication for tearing down women. All the while, Blanche finds comfort in romantic flings, real and fictitious, whereas it is written in Stanley’s planner to expose and use Blanche’s past in an effort to gain leverage over her and women in general. The City of Elysian Fields, “heaven” in Greek etymology, becomes a living hell for Blanche as she struggles with her past and present. The tensions between Blanche and Stanley culminate into Blanche DuBois versus The Kowalskis, with music that never sleeps, bottles that never empty, and sexual tension that never ceases.

The small radio as well as other musical instruments are present when spits of anger erupt into physical clashing. After a night of gambling and drinking, Stanley becomes frustrated with Blanche; a woman who he has no…

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