Streetcar Named Desire: Stanley

Streetcar Named Desire: Stanley

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  • "Stanley carries his bowling jacket and his red-stained package..." (Page 12)
  • "When you're done, go do my laundry.
  • Stanley portrays many stereotypical traits of men during the 1900's, wanting to control everything in their grasp. Stanley demonstrates these qualities in taking dominance over his wife's entire possessions.
  • "You see under the Napoleonic Code- a man has to take interest in his wife's affairs- especially now that shes going to have a baby." (Page 48)
  • Tennessee Williams uses an abundance of imagery and description of Stanley's appearance to depict the manhood that he portrays to the characters around him.
  • Williams presents statements abut gender throughout this play, with the use of stage directions as well as diction to convey Stanley's full primitive-male character witnessed by the audience. As society predicts this stereotypical man he is, Stanley's actions and dialogue confirm his character traits predicted by the audience in Williams' writing.
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