Stanley Kowalski

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  • Analysis Of Stanley Kowalski In A Streetcar Named Desire

    ordinary, fairly normal, and maybe even a little common. Stanley Kowalski, from Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, certainly considers himself common, a fact he is both proud and ashamed of. He lives in a rougher city, where love is not always well understood. When his wife’s sister, Blanche, lives in his house for a while, Stanley is outraged and wants her gone, as she is everything he is not. Throughout the play, Stanley seems to dominate the scene with his loud presence. There are a few scenes of remorse, but he does not change throughout the play. He only continues what he knows how to do, which is abuse, dominate, and then be remorseful, but not remorseful enough to actually repent of his abusiveness. From the beginning, Stanley is shown as a man who needs to be manly. The very first description of him, where he is shown as “the emblem of the gaudy seed-bearer” (Williams 1826), one can see that he views the gentler sex as lower than him. He sees them as vessels for his pleasure, and while he might be willing to take a girl to completion,…

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  • Representation Of Women In A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

    of living. Stella can “hardly stand it when [Stanley] is away for a night”, implying a form of sexual dependence on Stella’s part on her husband, who represents the typically masculine, if so masculine it treads into the animalistic. This dependence of Stella on the aggressive sexuality of her husband exemplifies her refusal to acknowledge her status in the relationship, as the marriage being “something [she] wants to get out of”, to be married to an implied rapist – one who rapes even her own…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire Film Analysis

    Besides the fact that Blanche and Stella are sisters, from the DuBois family. Their family was once part of the wealthy Southern aristocracy. When Blanche arrives at her sister, Stella’s apartment she looks down upon the small apartment and her working-class husband. Stella is content with her and Stanley’s life. Stella and Stanley have had a relationship strongly based in animalistic, emotional, and sexual chemistry. When Blanche moves in Stella begins to attending to Blanche’s needs more…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire: Film Analysis

    The play A Streetcar Named Desire explores brutality vs. tenderness displayed through the personalities of Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois. Marlon Brando's charismatic portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire undermines the validity of Blanche's struggle. The contrast between Vivien Leigh's Blanche and Brando's Stanley emphasizes the most negative aspects of Blanche's character while supporting and validating the most positive of Stanley's,…

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  • Street Car Named Desire: Play Analysis

    goal for example, in the play Act one starts with the inciting incident of Blanche arriving in New Orleans, she reunites with her sister, and meets Stanley. Conflict seems inevitable as we get a glimpse of Stanley’s violent nature and Blanche falling in love with Mitch. In Act two, protagonist works to achieve his/her goal and major part of story takes place, for example, in the play Act two, Stella reveals her pregnancy and Tension rise as Stanley grows more and more frustrated with…

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  • Blanche Dubois Analysis

    According to Cardullo, Stanley rapes Blanche “because he has been physically attracted to her from the start and has been encouraged by her at least one occasion, and is able to fuel his desire with knowledge of her checkered past in Laurel.” The rape of Blanche DuBois is a sad yet complex story element to break down. From Blanche’s arrival in New Orleans her and Stanley have been butting heads. They clearly do not get along as well as Stella had hoped. Yet, there is a strange feeling in the…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire: Movie Analysis

    Tennessee Williams in his play A Streetcar Named Desire explores the natural state of man and his primitive desires and actions. Through his characters, Stanley and Blanche, he shows how the two sides of man’s natural state. William’s goal is shown in the 1951 production of the play starring Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh. In this production the play is acted out in a way that allows all audiences to grasp the underlying theme while remaining entertaining and engaging to the audience. The…

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  • Stanley Kowalski In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

    The character of Stanley Kowalski was first introduced as archetypal southern male of the 1940’s. Once his sister-in-law arrives at his doorstep, his flaws start coming out. His dominance is tested in what begins to bring out the flaws of the patriarch in society. What is not known is what the author’s motives for him are. Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire leaves many readers with an ambivalence toward its main antagonist. There is no debate, though, that he is a just a normal…

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  • Narrative Voice In A Mere Interlude By Thomas Hardy

    The short story “A Mere interlude” written by Thomas Hardy makes effective use of narrative voice to reveal the intentions of Hardy in crafting such a story. The irony of the title, as what was supposed to be “A Mere Interlude”, Baptista’s short and tragic marriage to her ex-lover Charles Stow, eventually takes form as a major turning point in her life. It subjects her to much emotional turmoil and eventually leads her back to the one thing she hoped to escape from through her marriage to…

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  • The Theme Of Illusion In A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

    transferred from a streetcar named desire to a streetcar called cemeteries, her moth-soul finds the broken Darwinian environment. Blanche looks to Stella, her sister, and Stanley Kowalski for ideal love, but finds that similarly, their relationship is not perfect. Knowing that her sister is desperately looking for approval, Stella tells Stanley, “Admire her dress and tell her she’s looking wonderful. That’s important with Blanche. Her little weakness! (Williams 31). Everyone around Blanche…

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