A Streetcar Named Desire Setting & Symbolism

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The Kowalski Home

Stanley and Stella Kowalski live in an apartment on the first floor of a building situated on the corner of a street named Elysian Fields in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Above their apartment is a second apartment where Eunice and Steve Hubbell live, a couple who owns the building. The action of the play takes place in the Kowalski home and on the porch and steps of the building. Inside the apartment, there are a living room, kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. There has been a cot set out for Blanche during her stay, with a curtain separating it from Stella and Stanley’s bedroom.

The Streetcar

A streetcar is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate tracks. Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella’s residence by way of a streetcar...

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