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How History Relates to "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Summary: A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams.  The essay is about how women were treated in the time period that is written about in this play.  History is portrayed through the main characters' actions and characteristics. The ideas of theories are also put into perspective in this analysis.
How History Relates to A Streetcar Named Desire

During the time period Tennessee Williams, author of the play A Streetcar Named Desire, lived in, men were typically portrayed as leaders of the household. Through Williams' usage of dialogue, specific descriptions of each characters, as well as sound, he illustrates to readers of today's society how differently a man and woman coexisted in the mid-1900s, compared to current decades. Through the eyes of a topical/historical theorist, who stresses the relationships between the story and the time period it takes place, the distinction between today's society and that of five decades past, can be observed with depth and precision.

Stanley Kowalski, a main character in A Streetcar Named Desire, is a common man who is simple, straight forward and brutally honest. He treats his wife with no respect, for she...

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