Personal Response to Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire' is another fascinating play by Tennessee Williams. The play involves two characters, Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of the play and Stanley Kowalski, the antagonist. They are constantly tormenting each other because of the unfortunate contrary of personality they have. The conflict is finally put at surrender in scene 10 when Stanley rapes Blanche, and puts her to her final ruin. Stanley's animalistic personality is revealed many times throughout the play. His brutal and violent behaviour is shown through the way he treats people, through the way characters describe him, they way he intents to hurt stella and bring his sister in-law to ruins. Stanley portrays himself as a caveman rather than a civil human being. His actions are also uncouth, the first time we see him in the play he is bringing his kill home from the super market. He also yells out meat when he yells out to his wife stella. Stanley was also very drunk on another occasion and slapped Stella on the thigh. She was infuriated and sharply told him "Thats not fun, Stanley." (48) On another occasion he through a radio Blanche turned on out the window. Stanley also tried to brutally attack Stella but the men from the poker game stopped him before any damage was made. The symbolism red from the play demonstrates the danger Stanley can be to those around him. His image contradicts/contrasts Blanche when we first saw her, which suggests there will be feud between the two later on between them. search other symbols!!! Blanche appearance contrasts the new surroundings when she is first introduced to the play. Her appearance which was a white suit with fluffy bodice was certainly out of place when she first arrived at Stanley and Blanche's property. He selected attire was a give away that suggested a moth. She portrayed herself as unrelatable to those around her making it hard

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