A Streetcar Named Desire Essay | Relationships between Men and Women in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Relationships between Men and Women in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Summary: Explains how Williams dramatically presents the relationships between men and women in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Stanley says to Stella in scene eight "Every man is a king." Explain how Williams presents dramatically the relationships between men and women in the play as a whole. Make detailed reference to at least two sequences.

Tennessee Williams dramatically presents the relationships between men and women in many different ways. From the beginning of scene one when we are first introduced to Stanley it is made clear by the use of symbolism, i.e. Stanley throwing the meat to Stella, that the men are portrayed as the providers, the hunters. Throughout the play the use of animal imagery symbolises the male characters, portraying their masculinity and their attitude towards women. "Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes, and "the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens." The...

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