Essays Tagged: "Stanley Kowalski"

A Streetcar Named Desire: Detailed description of the 4 main characters and their traits + depiction of women.

l and brutal to all of the characters in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. All except Stanley Kowalski, that is, who has instead been cruel to those in life. He was relentlessly brutal t ... s relentlessly brutal to Blanche during her stay at Elysian Fields and a violent husband to Stella. Stanley was also dominating towards all of his friends, including Mitch. Stanley knew their weakness ...

(9 pages) 121 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Stanley Kowalski.

Character Analysis: Stanley KowalskiIn Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," readers are introduced to a ... n Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," readers are introduced to a character named Stanley Kowalski. Though he seems to be loyal to his friends and caring towards his wife, he is actu ... y the opposite. As the play unfolds, Williams uses three methods so that readers can understand who Stanley Kowalski really is: first, what Williams himself tells you about Stanley; second, what the S ...

(2 pages) 71 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A streetcar named desire" by Tenesse Williams.

p of actors and actresses representing these characters.Marlon Brando gives an amazing rendition of Stanley Kowalski. Stanley is the epitome of an essential force. He is loyal to his friends, passiona ... e new, diverse America. Brando represents this character flawlessly. The way he reveals and acts as Stanley Kowalski furthers the reader's thoughts of his roughness, rudeness and vulgar ness that desc ...

(2 pages) 82 3 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.

culture and beauty of the past and her evident distaste for her younger sister, Stella's, husband, Stanley Kowalski, a lower class Polish man who is the personification of modern practicality, cruden ... , contain recognizable elements of their author. His vulgar, irresponsible male characters, such as Stanley Kowalski, were likely modelled on Williams's own father and on other males who tormented him ...

(3 pages) 109 1 2.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"A Street Car Named Desired" by Tenneesee Williams.

The Brutish Stanley kowalskiIn A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley Kowalski (Blanche's Brother-in-law) is one of t ... on man who tolerates nothing but t he facts. Sex, beer, bowling, and poker are the only passions of Stanley's life style. He is loyal to his friends, passionate to his wife, and heartlessly to Blanche ... ld's worst aspects of vulgarity, abrupt rudeness and disillusionment.There is a major difference of Stanley's personality between the book and the movie. In my opinion, he acts more violent and brutal ...

(3 pages) 44 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

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 classes, as well as the confli ... any year between May and September. The story revolves around Blanche Dubois and her conflict with Stanley Kowalski. Blanche's character represents the old aristocratic south and the upper class of t ...

(5 pages) 152 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

ects of human sexuality are explored through the diversity and complexity of the characters. Whilst Stanley Kowalski epitomises masculinity through his primal strength and power, and the increasingly ... ting that Blanche's insecurities are deep rooted and precede the advent of age. As Stella instructs Stanley:...admire her dress and tell her she's looking wonderful. That's important with Blanche. Her ...

(10 pages) 150 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"People living on the fringe, never really able to join the mainstream of society" Compare texts Street car named desire by Tenessee Williams and Of mice and men by John Steinbeck

reetcar Named Desire reflects upon the dark aspects of humanity and the result of social downfalls. Stanley Kowalski appears from a disadvantaged rural setting in New Orleans, his speech is coarsely u ... coarsely uneducated and his actions demonstrate repeated rudeness. Stella, Blanches sister and also Stanley's wife is a caring and compassionate towards others. She is someone who can understand two s ...

(3 pages) 96 2 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

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 American Civil war and th ... arallelism 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 female protagoni ...

(11 pages) 60 0 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Theme of Domestic Violence in Sreetcar Named Desire

Named Desire, Tennessee Williams shows how society accepted had ignored it. One of the characters, Stanley Kowalski, even found it to be a positive and very sexual part of him and his wife, Stella's, ... e crazy about each other" (Act 1 Scene 3). In this quote, Mitch shows that either doesn't care that Stanley hits Stella, or he just doesn't think that it is significant enough to be a problem. He basi ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Tennessee Williams: A streetcar named desire

the French Quarter. Stella, twenty-five years old and pregnant, lives with her blue collar husband Stanley Kowalski. It is summertime, and the heat is oppressive. Blanche Dubois, Stella's older siste ... ng family while Stella left to make a new life for herself, and Blanche is resentful. Blanche meets Stanley for the first time, and immediately she feels uncomfortable. We learn that Blanche was once ...

(14 pages) 51 2 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An analysis of the three main characters in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and the importance of survival to each.

ent how they undermine each other to come out on top.The most aggressive of the characters would be Stanley Kowalski. He is introduced as he throws a packet of raw meat at his wife. (Williams, 3) Righ ... ack! She wont come!.' (Williams, 43) Stella, however, does return to him. Blanche tells Stella that Stanley "acts like an animal, has an animal's habits!' Williams, 54) This is a good way to describe ...

(3 pages) 25 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is the biography of the greatest actor of all time, Marlon Brando.

eeding generations of actors as did Brando. Fully fifty years after he first scorched the screen as Stanley Kowalski in the movie version of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," and a quart ... he public's consciousness of what WAS an actor before or since Brando's 1951 on-screen portrayal of Stanley made him a cultural icon. Brando eclipsed the reputation of other great actors circa 1950, s ...

(46 pages) 155 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

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

d 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 is cultured and re ... . 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 working class of America. His family is from ...

(4 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Grief Of The Three Main Characters In

rstand his grief. The people who come to grief and evoke grief in us are the three main characters: Stanley Kowalski, Blanche and Stella Dubois The first character that I mention that is Stanley becau ... creates more trouble about him: the conflict and the arguing in his house. The relationship between Stanley and his wife turns sour, making Stanley feel unhappy. His whole family life takes a turn for ...

(3 pages) 340 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Streetcar Named Desire

wo sisters Stella and Blanche DuBois. The older, Blanche, arrives in her sister and brother in law, Stanley Kowalski's, relationship. Blanche used to live in a house named Bell Reve, which she didn't ... f Blanche highlighted and traced the violence and love both found in the relationship of Stella and Stanley.A Streetcar Named Desire emphasizes the relationship of Stanley and his wife, Stella. The be ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Streetcar Named Desire

oman called Blanche DuBois. She goes to live with her sister, Stella Dubois and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Blanche finds it difficult living with Stanley because Stanley's language is very ... Blanche finds it difficult living with Stanley because Stanley's language is very vulgar. She meets Stanley's friend, Mitch in a poker game. They begin to fall in love with each another, but Stanley l ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


emes are of illusion and reality. The two characters that demonstrate these themes are Blanche, and Stanley. Blanche represents the theme of Illusion, with her lies, and excuses. Stanley demonstrates ... ow she is not in touch with reality but instead living in a fantasy world of illusion.The character Stanley represents the theme of reality. Stanley Kowalski is the simple blue-collar husband of Stell ...

(2 pages) 374 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Traditionalism versus Defiance in a Streetcar Named Desire by Jonathan

desire, between traditionalism and defiance. If Blanche DuBois represents defunct Southern values, Stanley Kowalski represents the new, urban moder - nity, and pays little heed to the past. If Stanle ... he DuBois's plantation, he is no longer interested in it. Williams's stage directions indicate that Stanley's virile, aggressive brand of masculinity is to be admired. His cruel intolerance of Blanche ...

(4 pages) 1655 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Appearance vs Reality in A Streetcar Named Desire

ty. This is mostly noticed in the three main characters' roles. Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski and Stanley Kowalski all have an appearance at the beginning of the play that by the end is majestically ... his play to outline Blanche's character. She is always talking about being proper and always scorns Stanley's crudeness, however, Blanche has a past that she and probably everyone in the world would l ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American