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SUMMARY è Glass MenagerieStreetcar Named DesireSweet Bird of Youth ë ❮Read❯ ➮ Glass MenagerieStreetcar Named DesireSweet Bird of Youth ➲ Author Tennessee Williams – Writing in 1959 at about the time Elia Kazan directed Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway Tennessee WilliaNg and music to evoke nostalgia The following year he scored one of his biggest successes with A Streetcar named Desire in which a woman's pathetic fantasies of primness and respectability are stripped down and violently exposed in New Orlean. 25 Stars %40100I actually read A Streetcar named Desire before thrifting this book I liked the play even though it was a bit complicated and boring in some chapters Overall it was a good play I did not really like the other two plays in this I never heard of them before buying the book so I had no expectations whatsoever They were okay but I liked A Streetcar named Desire

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E then I have only produced five plays that are not violent First among them The Glass Menagerie the memory play which was first presented in London in and in which Glass MenagerieStreetcar ePUB #187 he employed every device of scenery lighti. A tragic play The title is named after the Streetcar Desire which transports the protagonist Blanche DuBois past Cemeteries to Elysian Fields Avenue named after the beautiful Avenue des Champs Élysées en France but which also signifies the Greek paradisaical afterlife Elysian Fields Ironically the grandeur of the paradise that awaits Blanche is largely revealed to be a false pleasing fiction once she arrives in disbelief to the cramped one bedroom one kitchen apartment of her sister Stella and her brother in law Stanley But her fantasy weaving mental faculties recover to the annoyance of Stanley and she soon settles comfortably in his roostUnfortunately Blanche's ideals and fantasies are woefully outdated She believes she deserves certain ueenly privileges and desires chivalrousness male attentions as a previously affluent Southern belle However it is through insisting on veiling the harsh light of her shameful past with a paper lantern that she is blinded by her own inconsistencies and is confined to lying to others and to herselfBlanche's character foil is the new American immigrant from Poland Stanley Kowalski The audience will be moved to side with Stanley each time Blanche vehemently spits the racist attack He's an animal a Polack Stanley is complicated though because he brings a brutal male dominance that affirms traditional gender roles of female sexuality and domesticity Thus the importance of male camaraderie and the insistence on abusive male dictatorship and patriarchy will sicken feminists Further complicating is that because both Blanche and Stanley both relate to the opposite sex in a sexual way Stanley acts as Blanche's executioner by raping her at the exact moment that Stella is giving birth This act of desire results in the destructive death of Blanche's sanity leading her to her next afterlife a nut houseMy opinion is that Tennessee Williams weaves an intricate play from the dirt of humanity to show us caricature versions of ourselves All of his characters are flawed and fallible 1 They choose the ideology that best suits their survival instincts to protect their values from the attack of external munitions For example the male dictatorship chosen by Stanley to protect the ritual of poker games from the encroaching female fancies of listening to the radio Stanley's chosen ideology tells him it is okay to toss the radio out the window in drunken rage 2 But other than outward attack characters choose to shield themselves from deteriorating under internal self criticism As we know Blanche's mind retreats into the balmy construction of maiden fantasies to shield herself from the epic fornications of her past 3 Finally characters crudely choose to overlook morality and simple logic to protect their own lifestyles as we see when Stella contentedly forgives her husband for abusing her demonstrating to the women in the audience that abuse is acceptable and that she has no confidence to leave him and also when Stella consciously refuses to believe that her husband raped her own sister Stella largely relies on Stanley for financial support and clearly in this case she obligingly allows him write her response to the real worldEssentially I believe that from this mud Tennessee Williams wishes to remind us what asses and fools we are or have been and give us examples of people we should strive to avoid emulating Of course in terms of Mitch Blanche's primary real male suitor I am of the opinion that he has the structure of a good person He respects his mother he treats Blanche with gentleness he is inexperienced with love and therefore not used to treating women as just sexual beings he aims for marriage out of love for his mother he is also a new American valuing eual opportunity he values being told the truth and is hurt when he discovers Blanche's deceit To top it off he punches Stanley in the end and who doesn't like dramatic heroic retribution Finally I will argue that Mitch is a realist or he's careful to avoid passionate and whimsical idealism He places himself in a position of a lover without admitting to feeling love Instead of love he uses the word need even though his actions express genuine interest and care towards Blanche This diction subverts the idea of true love and attributes the process of marriage to a function of life a cog along the wheel that gives both constituents a caring companion It is thus realistically a mutually beneficial process as long as the couple is mutually dependent and respectful

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Glass MenagerieStreetcar Named DesireSweet Bird of YouthWriting in at about the Named DesireSweet PDFEPUB #188 time Elia Kazan directed Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway Tennessee Williams described his first successful play as being about as violent as you can get on the stage During the years sinc. I don't know what happened with this book but I was thoroughly underwhelmed except for The Glass MenagerieAs I said in my review of The Night of the Iguana and Other Stories Tennessee Williams writes about broken people and people on the fringes of society Many of them are also rebels who do not subscribe to the moral code of the middle class which dictates that all drinking drugs and sex can be carried out under the cover of darkness protected by the veneer of respectability Chance Wayne of Sweet Bird of Youth and Blanche Dubois of the famous A Streetcar Named Desire are examples of these moral outcasts Laura Wingfield of The Glass Menagerie is of a different species altogether extremely introvert one act of involuntary betrayal is enough to break her as her collection of glass animalsI could muster a certain level of sympathy for Blanche the classic tragic heroine Her fall from grace as the feudal society which sustains her fades away is very clearly drawn As the play proceeds and her duplicity gets revealed we find ourselves not condemning her but rather feeling sorry for the inevitable descent into darkness of a person who has always relied on the kindness of strangers for sustenance However Chance left me cold as also did the play a jumbled cacophony of violent emotions Maybe it does better on the stage Some plays are not meant to be readThe tragedy of Laura however is exuisitely drawn in one of the most touching pieces of drama that I have ever read The Glass Menagerie stands out