Explore the ways that Tennessee Williams constructs the character of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and Willy Russell constructs the character of Rita in Educating Rita in light of the opinion that they have the desire to escape reality and fulfil their fantasies. Despite being set in different periods of history, both plays ‘Educating Rita’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ share similar themes of the fine line between fantasy and reality, and losing yourself in the former. In 1945 Tennessee Williams began work on the play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, and with the war ending in the same year, the play to reflects the cultural tensions of World War 2. Many felt uncomfortable being an environment with so many nationalities they were only a few years ago at war with. Cultural tensions are present in Blanche’s remark that Stanley is a ‘Polack’; during World War 2, the Polish were seen as the enemy; Blanche using this insult is not because she is against Polacks, but is her taking advantage of the frequently used insult at the time.
Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill the blood' We first hear this when Jack as his hunters kill their first pig. This is a political allegory because Jack leads the group when they chant this and makes them usually say it every time they kill a pig, showing his dominant power. “next time there will be no mercy” Jack struggling between 2 sides, civilized side and the vicious, savage side within him. No longer can suppress the inner evil. ‘An Awesome stranger’- Focalisation is used by Golding here to give reader an idea of Jack’s point of view of the island- turning savage and primal degenerating (opposite of evolving.)
Because people are making fun of his nose he is able to provide witty humor that makes the book become a comedy. Valvert says “Ah…your nose…hem!...Your nose is…rather large!” “Rather” “Oh well” “Is that all” “Well of course.”(35-36 Act 1) But Cyrano does not leave it like this he replies by insulting Valvert and ultimately making him angry by telling him all the better insults that he could have had. He threw it right back in his face by making it a joke. Throughout the story comedy like this occurs and that is why I believe it is a
Douche bags use it, your kids use it, your mail man uses it, and your fucking dog uses it. If you got swag, you generally wear those shitty hats side way, and your ass hanging out like a fucking goof cause your pants are half way down your white ass legs. To break down the word, it means (Secretly We Are Gay). It is also a word that means to represent yourself/ the way you represent yourself, baggy clothes, shitty hats, small penis and basically a way to say your afraid to come out of the closet.The most used word in the whole fucking
“With his ebony hands on each ivory key he made that poor piano moan with melody.” “O Blues!” In “The Weary Blues” what words set a tone for the poem? What is the tone? The tone is kind of like an ode to the blues so the tone is serious but it’s thankful at the same time. In “Dream Boogie” look at the beat of the lines. What happens as the poem evolves?
She takes abuse and does what he wants yet she still loves him. They are bonded through desire and love as opposed to understanding of each other. In the first scene the relationship they have with each other already becomes very evident. Stanley heaves a package of meat at Stella and she “cries out in protest but manages to catch it: then she laughs breathlessly”. This shows us that Stanley is the more dominant one because he likes to expects Stella to do things for him; in this instance catch the meat.
Stanley doesn’t contribute much to the relationship except showing his love through physical contact. They have a very unstable relationship where the solution usually ends with sexual intercourse. For example, the scene where Stanley hits Stella shows how he easily gets ill-tempered and how Stella is so easy to forgive. “Then they come together with low, animal moans. He snatches the screen door open and bears her into the flat.” (Page 38 from Streetcar.)
72 One of the main characters in the play A Streetcar Named Desire is a tragic figure named Blanche DuBois. Stuck in a very conservative decade, her flamboyant appearance is looked down upon by others, which is a reoccurring theme throughout the entire play. As the story plays through, Blanche slowly unravels her deep, dark secrets - some of which include the suicide of her gay husband. Blanche opens up to a man named Mitch and says “It was like you suddenly turned a blind light on something that had always been half in shadow”, referring to being in love. A “blind light” shines surprisingly bright, which is how she fell in love: unexpectedly.
The Night Riders considered their wrong doings onto their own hands. One situation that this had occurred was the Berry Burning. The Berry Burning had been caused of Mr.Berry supposedly flirting with a white woman. The Night Riders had heard of this and decided to follow Mr.Berry home. The Night Riders dragged all of the Berry’s out of their house and set fire to Mr.Berry and his nephew on fire.
How does Tennessee Williams portray a flaw in a central character in the play A Streetcar Named Desire? “A Streetcar named Desire” is a play written by Tennessee Williams in which the central character is flawed but nevertheless gains your admiration. It is a play about Blanche DunBois who comes to New Orleans to live off her sister’s charity after losing the family home through her promiscuous past. Williams makes awareness of the flaw and creates admiration of the character through his use of characterisation, contrast, conflict, key scenes and aspects of staging. Firstly, the characterisation of Blanche DuBois successfully hints at her flaw early in the play.