Streetcar named Desire Stanley

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  • Introduction to Stanley
  • I'm Stanley Kowalski
  • First Gender Commentary
  • IM GOING TO HIT YOU
  • Explaination
  • Stanley Kowalski is the male main character of the play. Williams describes him as this brutish figure (Williams 29). Stanley could be considered either the antagonist, or protagonist depending on your take on the play.
  • Second Gender Commentary
  • "Drunk-drunk-animal thing, you!"(Williams 57) After the poker game, Stanley was drunk, and he hit Stella.
  • Explaination
  • *Wink
  • This quote is relevant because it is the first time that Williams shows Stanley when he is drunk, and his true nature is exposed. Williams sees men as these brutal beings that do not care about anyone except themselves.
  • Analysis
  • "TigeI'-tiger! Drop the bottle topl Drop it! We've had this date with each other from the beginning! "(Williams 130) .Stanley is drunk and he thinks Blanche has a thing for him.
  • This scene is important because it reinforces the argument that Stanley does not care about anyone else other than himself, leading him to sexually assault Blanche.
  • Through the characterization of Stanley, Williams says that man tend to hold back a lot of actions, but the abuse of alcohol can cause men to become primitive monsters that have the power to hurt anyone.
  • Desire
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