Theme Of Feminism In A Streetcar Named Desire

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As the twenty-first century approached quickly, the woman’s role started to change quite a bit just as the man’s did. There are multiple things that have stayed the same, such as, boys tend to respond to being intimidated, in the 1940’s to now, the 2000’s. Girls on the other hand, they respond to good reason, and to being persuaded. (Norman, Geoffrey. 20). According to an article on, over the last few decades, in America and a few other countries, the status of a women has risen some, but the rest of the world is still under male dominance. The dominance over women has basically bloomed from a man’s desire for the power and control over her. That same need has driven men to overpower nations,other people, and to oppress …show more content…
The objectivity and subjectivity are known by the audience throughout the play (Corrigan, Mary). Blanche is the most isolated character in this play because of her personality. She is outgoing, decorative, sensitive, finds herself in a different environment and taken away from the real world. When females started to gain more rights Blanche took that and ran miles with it. She believes some of what she was brought up with. Such as when she explains to Mitch in the play that “The law of nature is that women must entertain the men” (Page 101). But, Blanche’s new beliefs are much stronger and expressed verbally much more than others. During the time Blanche found out that Stanley has laid his hands on Stella, she takes action. She starts talking her sister up and trying to get her to leave Stanley and that she would be better off without him. She knows that if Stanley has hit her precious sister once, he’ll do it again. Even in the play she explains to Stella how stupid she is for going back to Stanley after the attack (Page 73). She believes that it’s not right and there’s better places for Stella other than at home with Stanley. Blanche isn’t just looking out for her sister, she’s also frightened by Stanley’s presence. It was explained in "A Streetcar Named Misogyny that From the beginning of “Streetcar” Blanche is scared and when she talks to Stanley her voice is often backed up with terror. The first time she sees Stanley she describes him as “her executioner.” (Lant, Kathleen Margaret). Sadly, after that accusation from Blanche, he does take full power over her after raping her. Blanche feels disgusted with herself and tries to tell her sister, but Stella doesn’t listen. After being a bombshell of hope and empowering women’s new rights,

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