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Essay | A Streetcar Named Desire: 'the Kowalskies and Dubois Have Different Notions.'

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A Streetcar Named Desire: 'the Kowalskies and Dubois Have Different Notions.'

Summary: Provides a study of the opposing views of the protagonists of the play.
It is intriguing that in this quotation Stanley refers to the `the Kowalskis and the DuBois' in plural. Yet, there is only one character with the surname DuBois and only one Kowalski by blood. Stella originally a DuBois has chosen to come `down from her pedestal' to become a Kowalski, this indicates the status she will take in the play, always the intermediary between Stanley and Blanche. When these two opponents are without her mediation, the conversation is aggressive and sexually tense. The final confrontation of the two leads to the rape the ultimate union of sexual violence. This combination of sexual violence is inferred to be embodied by Stella by her relationship to the names Dubois and Kowalski.

Stanley says this remark to Stella in scene two after rummaging through Blanche's trunk. It indicates his knowledge that...

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