Essays Tagged: "Blanche DuBois"

Expository Essay on "A Street Car Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

those who are weak and vulnerable. Three characters who demonstrate these insensitive qualities are Blanche, Mitch, and Stanley. Whether the cruelty is deliberate or not, it results in the destruction ... cruelty is deliberate or not, it results in the destruction of others, both physically and mentally.Blanche Dubois, the central victim of mistreatment in the play, was herself,dealing out her share of ...

(3 pages) 158 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A review of A street Car Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

h early fall in a two-story building on a street in New Orleans. The main character of this book is Blanche DuBois. Blanche is Stella's younger sister who has come to visit Stella and her husband Stan ... her husband Stanley in New Orleans. After their first meeting Stanley develops a strong dislike for Blanche and everything associated with her. Among the things Stanley dislikes about Blanche are her ...

(3 pages) 119 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Illusion and Reality in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Williams) Is illusion necessary to life? Discusses the role of illusion in the play.

tect their illusions or those of others.The best example is found by looking to the main character. Blanche Dubois was a troubled woman who throughout the play lives her life in illusions. The story b ... are eventually are shown, this illusion wouldn't last forever. The young couple got married and, to Blanche, were falling more and more in love, when one day 'coming into a room that I thought was emp ...

(5 pages) 174 0 3.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Outline of events in the play Street Car Named Desire by Tennesse Williams

they are going to go bowling. Stella decides to join them, and as soon as the apartment is vacant, Blanche DuBois, Stella's sister, arrives carrying a valise and looking quite lost. Eunice, one of th ... ooking quite lost. Eunice, one of the Kowalski's neighbors, lets Blance into the apartment to wait. Blanche is very nervous and, finding a whiskey bottle in a closet, takes a few sips to calm her nerv ...

(10 pages) 62 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Taming the Shrew and Strretcar.

endings themselves are false illusions.In the play A Streetcar Name Desire the main character Miss Blanche DuBois holds up the true meaning of lying. She is a woman around thirty, who was an English ... rty, who was an English teacher, until she was removed from her post due to her morally wrong acts; Blanche is also a very fragile woman. Blanche constantly lies about her age, improper habits and cov ...

(7 pages) 28 1 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.

nd insanity were all included. Typical of Williams' style, Streetcar portrays the main character as Blanche DuBois, a, faded Southern belle who represents the culture and beauty of the past and her ev ... onification of modern practicality, crudeness, cynicism, and brutality. Through this play we follow Blanche and her descent into madness and lunacy.This play is written in the style of theatre is know ...

(3 pages) 109 1 2.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Streetcar named Desire" by Tennesse Williams.

g... GoneThroughout the course of Tennessee William's play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the character Blanche DuBois goes from being slightly mentally disturbed, to, by the end of the play, utterly ment ... oes from being slightly mentally disturbed, to, by the end of the play, utterly mentally destroyed. Blanche DuBois goes through several changes throughout the play; most of them concentrate upon her r ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.

nd build on the initial theme. The focus of this play is on a thirty-something southern belle named Blanche DuBois and how her tragic downfall came about.A Streetcar Named Desire is set shortly after ... ve and the previous lifestyle and divide of social classes almost forgotten. The central characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski represent and symbolise both communities of the old America and ...

(9 pages) 106 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Blanche Dubois -- How Hardship Affected Her -How did a character respond to hardship in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

nt author claims, "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Blanche Dubois the protagonist in A Streetcar Named Desire is a perfect example of this quotation. H ... manner, thus, causing her more hardship and tragedy. In the end, this vicious cycle eventually cost Blanche her sanity. Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams develops the idea that Blanche is ...

(5 pages) 83 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss how class conflict is represented in A Streetcar Named Desire. (A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams)

ar Named Desire in various ways through characters, symbols, ideas and language. Characters such as Blanche, Stella, Mitch and Stanley are used throughout the text to represent the upper and lower cla ... eans, and can be read as being during any year between May and September. The story revolves around Blanche Dubois and her conflict with Stanley Kowalski. Blanche's character represents the old aristo ...

(5 pages) 152 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tennessee Williams - "A Streetcar Named Desire"

treetcar Named Desire, one of Williams's many plays. I n analyzing the main character of the story, Blanche DuBois, it is crucial to use both the literal text as well as the symbols of the story to ge ... symbols of the story to get a complete and thorough understanding of her.Before one can understand Blanche's character one must understand the reason why she moves to New Orleans and joins her sister ...

(8 pages) 115 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A major subject or theme of Tennessee Williams' plays is human sexuality in its various aspects. Discuss with reference to A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Kowalski epitomises masculinity through his primal strength and power, and the increasingly fragile Blanche DuBois attempts to cling to the feminine role of the Southern Belle, these are only aspects ... stic and does the play an injustice by choosing to ignore its complexities.Superficially, at least, Blanche DuBois conforms to prevailing concepts of gender wherein she adopts characteristics that are ...

(10 pages) 150 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Importance of Characters' Past in Realist Drama based on Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen Literature: Drama/Theatre

explain or complicate events included in the plays.In Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois is presented as a faded, extravagant, flirtatious women of questionable honesty. She ... ed her. He ended up shooting himself over his young wife's words. This event may explain why Blanche has such a need for affection from men in any form. She wants to be noticed and desired, "[M ...

(4 pages) 78 2 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"A streetcar named desire" by Tenessee Williams.

treetcar Named Desire", one of Williams's many plays. In analyzing the main character of the story, BlancheDuBois, it is crucial to use both the literal text as wellas the symbols of the story to get ... e symbols of the story to get a complete and thoroughunderstanding of her.Before one can understand Blanche's character, one mustunderstand the reason why she moves to New Orleans andjoins her sister, ...

(7 pages) 81 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Review about Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named Desire"

e play "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, the struggle between the two pratogonists, Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski, is caused by the class difference like the reason of the Americ ... y day. The parallelism between the reasons of the Civil War and the reasons of the conflict between Blanche and Stanley is mostly based on the class difference between these two protagonists. The fema ...

(11 pages) 60 0 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tennessee Williams: A streetcar named desire

lives with her blue collar husband Stanley Kowalski. It is summertime, and the heat is oppressive. Blanche Dubois, Stella's older sister, arrives unexpectedly, carrying all that she owns. Blanch and ... a have a warm reunion, but Blanch has some bad news: Belle Reve, the family mansion, has been lost. Blanche stayed behind to care for their dying family while Stella left to make a new life for hersel ...

(14 pages) 51 2 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on Stella in "Streetcar Named Desire", by Tenessee Williams: Description of how she is torn between Blanche and Stanley.

Stella Kowalski is Stanley Kowaslki's wife and Blanche Dubois' older sister. She grew up at Belle Reve with Blanche and moved to Elysian Fields in ... is about twenty-five and is gentle. Evidence in the book suggests that she was once very similar to Blanche, but chose to leave that world in order to escape the fate of her ancestors, who have all ha ... e the fate of her ancestors, who have all had "epic fornications". She abandoned her family leaving Blanche to deal with all the deaths of the family.Blanche symbolizes a wealthy woman trapped in a wo ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discussion on what extent the play "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennesse Williams is a allegorical play.

ing over the old and dying aristocratic southern society.The play is centered on a struggle between Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche symbolizes the dying southern aristocratic society. She ... e information won't be perceived by Mitch. The "dame aux camellias" is a rich French prostitute, so Blanche makes a very accurate comparison.Stanley is a blue-collar worker who is part of the new work ...

(4 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Realism vs Fantasy in "A Street Car Named Desire"

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams tells the tale of Blanche Dubois and her steady decline into insanity through a series of events. Throughout the story ... through a series of events. Throughout the story the harsh, realistic world of Stanley clashes with Blanche's filmy, illusionary world. These differences can be seen in how Stanley is portrayed, how i ... c world.Stanley's harsh, realistic world is often seen throughout the play this shows how different Blanches is. An example of this is Stanley's main interests: gambling, drinking, fighting, sex and b ...

(1 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison and contrast of the ways of characterization used by the two playwrights in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire"

them is usually one of the main characters of the stories: Mr. Proctor in the Crucible extract and Blanche DuBois from the scene of Streetcar Named Desire. Both of them had a serious conversation wit ... g back a full condemnation of her" or " he goes directly to her and grabs her by her cloak, furious"Blanche DuBois is also a not satisfied person , who had been just thrown away by the person she admi ...

(2 pages) 2022 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers