Iain Banks the wasp factory Essay

960 Words Oct 17th, 2013 4 Pages
- English Essay
Compare the ways the writers present the disconcerting behaviour in both texts so far.
Firstly, in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”, the writer presents disconcerting behaviour throughout the text. Tennessee Williams uses Stanley to display different types of disturbing behaviour, and the events that occur due to his attitude. Stanley is presented having a masculine, animalistic nature, which includes his open violent behaviour. His animalistic nature is displayed when he ‘charges after Stella’, in scene three of the play, and when there is the ‘sound of a blow’ in the household, indicating that Stanley had physically hurt Stella so much causing her to cry. Critic, Michael Coveney explains that in the
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Becky Leslie adds that 'Blanche was an easily identifiable character... someone who deeply regrets a thoughtless act in her youth, and seeks forgetfulness.' Blanche is obviously relying on the alcohol to block out memories and past regrets that have occured previously before she had gone to visit Stella.
On the other hand, in "The Wasp Factory", Iain Banks presents ominous behaviour through Frank in a similair way, which also involves reliance on something diverse. Iain Banks uses Frank to present the behaviour with his unique reliance on his visionary 'factory'. Frank relies on 'the factory' so much that Iain Banks made it out as if he was stunned that he 'didn't even ask the factory', whether his brother, Eric, would make it back home or not. The writer shows the reader that Frank has a large amount of dependance on the factory, although anyone would've thought that it was another theoretical part to his immagination. This shows the reader that Frank has a hard time dividing reality from his immagination. Considering hes 16 years old its certainly disturbing to think that he relies on factors in his immagination to help him in real life situations. The Mail On Sunday said that Frank was had a 'mighty imagination', indicating that his immagination was nearly abnormal

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