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  • Stanley Kowalski sets himself to be the man of the house That he's "the King around here." He also demands that those around him should respect him, most importantly, Stella.
  • The first key moment happens during the poker night when Stanley violently attacks Stella.
  • You lay your hands on me and I'll- [She backs out of sight. He advances and disappears. There is the sound of a blow, Stella cries out. Blanche screams and runs into the kitchen. The men rush forward and there is grappling and cursing. Something is overturned With a crash.] Scene 3 Pg 57
  • The first key moment happens during the poker night when Stanley violently attacks Stella.
  • In a stressful poker night for Stanley the violent side of him came out. After throwing the radio out the window Stella got mad at him and yelled at him. Stanley's reaction was to hit Stella causing her and her sister Blanche to go to the neighbors house . This shows how vulnerable Stella is therefor reflecting the the bad treatment of women during that time.
  • " (he hurls a plate to the floor). That's how I'll clear the table! (he seizes her arm). Don't ever talk that way to me." Scene 8 Pg. 194
  • For Stanley and Stella, there is a distinct separation in their gender roles. Stanley is, in this case, the man of the house and he abuses his high placement and strength to get out of doing things that a women is "supposed" to do. It shows that men have a dominance over women.
  • This is like life because most households follow the same pattern, where one of the two dominates the other and is typically male. One rises above the other naturally, usually determined by money.
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