Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Harold Clurman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Harold Clurman.
This section contains 1,070 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Harold Clurman - Critical Essay by Harold Clurman

Critical Essay by Harold Clurman

[The essay from which this excerpt is taken was originally published in 1948.]

Some of the reviewers [of A Streetcar Named Desire] thought Blanche Du Bois a "boozy prostitute," and others believed her a nymphomaniac. Such designations are not only inaccurate but reveal a total failure to understand the author's intention and the theme of the play. Tennessee Williams is a poet of frustration, and what his play says is that aspiration, sensitivity, departure from the norm are battered, bruised, and disgraced in our world today.

It would be far truer to think of Blanche Du Bois as the potential artist in all of us than as a deteriorated Southern belle. Her amatory adventures, which her brother-in-law (like some of the critics) regards as the mark of her inferiority, are the unwholesome means she uses to maintain her connection...

(read more)

This section contains 1,070 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Harold Clurman - Critical Essay by Harold Clurman
Follow Us on Facebook