REVIEW OF "A Street Car Named Desire" By: Tennessee Williams

Essay by PumaXcntryHigh School, 12th gradeA+, February 2004

download word file, 4 pages 3.0

Downloaded 63 times

To Desire is to long or crave something. Usually something that is enjoyed or pleasurable. This story, "A Streetcar Named Desire," directed by Elia Kazan is a wonderful movie. It signifies how in real life people like to tell stories as Blanche does. In the story Blanche desired love and passion, and when she couldn't get it she made it seem to everyone else that she had it. The film was produced by Charles K Feldman, who worked with the main actors, Vivian Leigh and Marlon Brondo. The film was written well, acted well, and was put together like a masterpiece.

It all started with a woman, Blanche wondering as if not knowing where she was going. She is a southern lady in one sense and of mental and emotional demise. She was born into a wealthy family in Mississippi. After losing most of her wealth she gets on a streetcar that is headed to New Orleans to meet her sister.

When she arrives she meets her sister, Stella, and her husband, Stanley. They live in a two story apartment that is of very poor conditions. The relationship between Stella and Stanley is full of drinking, abuse, lust and ignorance. Blanche makes up stories and lies to cover up her past, but Stanley does not trust her and does not believe her stories. He thinks that him and his wife have both been swindled out of money. He asks around and gets information about her past. Meanwhile Blanche falls for Mitch, a friend of Stanley. He pays attention to her and lets her know that he likes her. Later he finds out about her lies and does not speak with her. It is Stanley who found out about these lies and he brought them up to Blanche. He...