A Streetcar Named Desire Film Summary & Analysis

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Themes

Fight For Control

A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on the fight that often happens when two people seek to control another person. Stanley and Blanche both fight to control Stella. As her husband, Stanley believes that he should take care of all of Stella's property and concerns. On the other hand, Blanche believes that her position as Stella's sister gives her the right to make decisions for Stella, such as trying to force Stella to leave Stanley.

Stanley also seeks to control Blanche. The more they fight over control of Stella, the more Stanley wants to control Blanche as well. His first step is to tell Mitch, Blanche's only companion in New Orleans, the truth about her troubled past. When Mitch learns Blanche's true story and finally sees her in full light, he decides that Blanche is definitely not what he wants. Then, Stanley seeks...

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