A Streetcar Named Desire Critical Lens Analysis

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Marcus Aurelius once said, “Whosoever does wrong, wrongs himself…” Othello by William Shakespeare and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams both illustrate the critical lens. Both authors use literary devices to convey the critical lens. Both authors use characterization and theme of deception in their literary works. The critical lens means that if a person does wrong or bad thing it will eventually affect them at the end. The quotation is true because when someone does wrong thing it comes back to them. It can stay in their minds and eventually affect them and their actions. It can completely change the person and his point of view. One literary technique is characterization. Characterization describes a person physically, emotionally, behaviorally, and personally. Characterization is present in Othello. Othello can be described as a brave, experienced leader on a battlefield but not so experienced in life. Later on he can be characterized as insane and blinded husband. This literary technique connects with the critical lens because Othello was blinded and did trust everything Iago said. This showed that Othello is really not the man that he is on battlefield. He could have confronted Iago but never did because he…show more content…
This is supported by the Othello by William Shakespeare and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Both literary works show theme of deception and characterization that convey the critical lens. If a person does a wrong thing he/she should try to fix it before it’s too late. If they will not take any steps to fix it, it will eventually affect them in a bad way. Both literary works showed how a person did a wrong thing and it has caught up to him/her. People should think before they do something because if they don’t it can have a negative impact on them. Generally the critical lens is and both literary works support that
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