How Far Do You Agree That the End of Scene 10 Is the Dramatically High Point of the Play? Essay

857 WordsJun 13, 20144 Pages
In the play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' there are many areas in the play that leads us to the utmost dramatic scene; it is a set up for the bitter conclusion that makes this the dramatic high point of the play. Tennessee Williams exploits instances of plastic theatre, language and Stanley's constant fight for dominance as the alpha male for attention all build up to Blanche ending up shattered in the end of scene 10. Since Blanche had arrived in Stanley’s home it had been a continuous battle against Blanche, who adheres to the old South's customs where wealth had a big impact and Stanley whom is from a more modern time didn’t affect them as much. It is the dramatic high point of the play because it is the point of the play where Blanche is pushed to the limit in her mental state. What’s dramatic is that Stanley doesn’t take Blanche’s mental state into consideration saying, "Let's have some rough house!" This shows Stanley doesn't care about Blanche or what she's been through even after uncovering her lies. What made this scene the dramatic high point of the play is that he raped his partners sister as she was conceiving his child that night, bringing a new life into the world as he took Blanche’s, which made the end of scene the utmost dramatic scene. The scene itself is structured dramatically towards the end of the play. From the perspective we watch them through the viewpoint of a play which allows us to make our own opinions of the characters. Tennessee Williams exhibits how in out of place Blanche is in their house with nobody siding with her, especially her own sister who chooses her partner over her sister, triggering the audience to feel pity for Blanche. Throughout the scene Stanley is messing with Blanche while Blanche is frantically trying to avoid him, "I warn you, don't, I'm in danger!" The panic in her voice could be that she is aware of what is
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