Astrophel and Stella

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    Sydney pokes at Petrarch 's style, making his heartsick priest persona look like a self-indulgent and hopeless romantic. Sidney understands this theme of beauty taking over the male mind, and makes constant descriptions about how Stella, the beloved, draws by “Sweetest Sovereignty,” (Astrophel and stella, sonnet 71) and natural grace. Yet, renaissance poets know that “Beauty draws the heart to love,” (Astrophel and stella, sonnet 71) but Sidney twists this norm by claiming that “Desire still cries, “Give me some food.” (Astrophel and stella, sonnet 71). This statement turns the complements of a lover to the beloved, into a lustful trap, because, “Virtue may best be lodged in beauty be.” (Astrophel and stella, sonnet 71). We can see Sidney discard his genuine wonder of love during the beginning of his poems, only to reveal his cynical perspective of love’s false divinity at the…

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    ==Mistakes== *In one scene, [[Bloom]]'s shoes are blue instead of light purple and Tecna's shoes are blue instead of purple. *In one scene, Bloom's wings are green instead of light pink and [[Stella]]'s wings are purple instead of pink. *In one scene, [[Tecna]]'s wings have the same design as [[Musa]]'s and Stella's wings are purple instead of pink. *In one scene, Bloom's shoes are blue instead of light purple and Stella's wings are purple instead of pink. *In one scene, Tecna's shoes are blue…

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    Williams, takes place in New Orleans around the nineteen-forties at the home of Stella Kowalski and her husband, Stanley Kowalski. Stella and Stanly live a very simple life in New Orleans. They have a very codependent and unhealthy marriage. Blanche Dubois arrives at her sister Stella 's apartment and comes off as being slightly judgmental at first. Stanley takes an instant dislike to Blanche and feels threatened by her because she really wrecks their marriage and the relationship he has with…

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    depiction of life often by being pessimistic in nature. In addition, naturalism often depicts characters who try conform to their perceptions of societal expectations, but ultimately give in to their true, innate, often primal urges and desires (Craig & Moreland 134). As such nature is seen as a powerful, driving force, unaffected and uninterested in human struggle and emotion that predetermines every life. A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams’ famous play, which won the Pulitzer Prize…

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    1. In terms of casting for Stella Kowalski, the actress would have to be young and gentle looking. She would also most likely be of average beauty. In the play Stella is described as, “…a gentle young woman, about twenty-five, and of a background obviously quite different from her husband” (1778). This meaning that her husband is rough looking while Stella is delicate and small. Another example of Stella being slightly delicate is how Blanche refers to her. Blanche calls her a “precious lamb”…

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    Her sister was loving and understanding enough to allow her to come stay with her and her husband, the morally bankrupt Stanley. It is apparent that Stella is uncomfortable around her sister because it had been a long time since they have been in each other’s presence and is avoiding saying the wrong thing to her. Blanche, however, has no problem speaking her mind. She clearly expresses that she does not think her sister should be living in such conditions, for she lives a very “high-class”…

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    easily be argued that being exiled to Lazarette Island is what she genuinely wanted because she would be the one with Pres, not Amy. In A Streetcar Named Desire, also set in New Orleans, but in the 1940s and focusing more on the middle to lower class citizens, manipulation is also present. The premise of the story is about Blanche, a teacher who visits her younger sister, Stella (Kim Hunter). Blanche is more fit for the characters of Jezebel because she is used to a more lavish lifestyle…

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    the bath which appears several times during the play, to help not only Blanche to rest and find shelter from the surrounding circumstances and hide in her world of illusions but also Stanley to open up his wife’s eyes about the truth concerning Blanche’s unforeseen presence. Right at the beginning of the play the motif of the bath appears. Following a long journey, Blanche arrives at New Orleans and meets her sister: BLANCHE: Stella, oh, Stella, Stella! Stella for Star! (…) Now, then, let me…

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    From a feminist's point of view, domestic abuse should not happen at any cost, not to anyone. In scene 10, the climax of the play we see drunk Stanley who has absolutely no control over himself raping Blanche. Even after Blanche tells Stella that Stanley raped him she refuses to believe that Stanley can do such a horrible thing, and she still lives with Stanley as she is dependent on him and has nowhere else to go. Another example of domestic abuse is from Scene three when Stanley gets drunk and…

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    of the play. There are exciting moments and there are moments when you get frustrated. In “A Streetcar Named Desire” Tennessee Williams demonstrates real life conflicts and relationships through two sisters, a new marriage, and different friendships. Stella and Blanche are sisters from Bella Reve in Mississippi. Stella moved away to New Orleans and got married to Stanley, Blanche came up to visit her sister because she lost everything they had at Belle Reve, her job, her house, and she was…

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