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

Essay by melikekkUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, November 2004

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The Evaluation of the Effects of Wars on the Personal Relationships in

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

The Civil War and World War II are two of the outbreaks that have great significance on the American history. The former reflects the conflict between the two different classes in the American society and the latter has great effects on the society in terms of economical and social disorder. In the 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 American Civil war and the conflict is strengthened by the result of World War II. This paper analyzes the effects of the American Civil War and WWII as reflected in "A Streetcar Named Desire".

In the history of the world, the American society is one of the exact examples of how wars affect the social structure.

The American Civil War with its reasons and the World War II with its results are the two specific impacts that changed the way of living in the country. The reasons of the Civil War can be summarized as the conflict between the two opposing groups - the North and The South- of citizens of the United States. It was a war in which thousands of Americans died in their home country over nothing more than a difference in opinion. During the time of the civil war as the society was based on class difference, it naturally led to the conflicting opinions. The realistic spirit of the North was clashing with the South's conservative aristocracy. The people of the South were trying to create an invisible boundary for themselves. The feelings of superiority and contempt for the others were...