A Streetcar Named Desire | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by C. N. Stavrou

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Critical Essay by C. N. Stavrou

Are [Gustave Flaubert's novel] Madame Bovary (1857) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) pleas against "man's inhumanity to man," or dry admonitions against the folly of

      "Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam
      Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn"?

Critiques of Flaubert's novel … and Williams's drama … cautiously eschew a positive answer to this question. They seem inclined to support the interpretation that Flaubert and Williams are on the side of cynicism and realism. Despite the ambiguity in this respect, which they concede inheres in the French novel and the American play alike, they favor the view that both works castigate "romanticism...

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