A Streetcar Named Desire Essay | Symbolism, imagery & allegory in Tennessee William's plays.

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Symbolism, imagery & allegory in Tennessee William's plays.

Summary: Analyses the use of imagery, sybolism and allegory in the works of popular American playwright - Tennessee Williams with particular reference to 'Cat on a Hot tin Roof' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
Dramatic Technique, Dramatic effect: Discuss the use of symbolism, imagery and allegorical figures in Tennessee William's plays

Williams once said, in the foreword to Camino Real, "a symbol in a play has only one legitimate purpose, which is to say a thing more directly and simply and beautifully than it could be said in words." Symbolism is used, along with imagery and allegory to that effect in both Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire. Both plays tend to share the same kinds of symbols and motifs; sometimes they achieve the same meaning, sometimes not. It is possible that Williams' took elements from A Streetcar Named Desire to make Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a success. After the success of A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams' next 2 plays The Rose Tattoo and Camino Real didn't relive the success of...

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