Blanche’s destruction: feminist analysis on a streetcar named desire a streetcar named desire is a famous play written by american playwright tennessee williams, for which he was awarded the pulitzer prize for drama in 1984. Themes in a streetcar named desire a streetcar named desire is a pessimistic work that is the “culmination of a view of life in which evil, or at least undiminished insensitivity, conquers throughout no matter what the protagonistic forces do”(szeliski 69.
Criticism on a streetcar named desire a bibliographic survey, 1947-2003 john s bak université de nancy ii-ctu when a streetcar named desire opened at the ethel barrymore theater on 3 december 1947, it stirred up controversy overnight the play met with and academic criticism devoted to streetcar since its debut working in tandem with. - a streetcar named desire, written by tennessee williams in 1947, has been called the best play written by an american the setting of the play, new orleans, creates a blended mood of decadence, nostalgia, and sensuality.
Explore the ways in which a feminist critic might interpret tennessee williams a streetcar named desire, with a particular focus on the female characters since the woman s movement in the 1960 s, feminist literary critics have been interested in the way canonical literature represents women in society. Of society’s marginalization of women and fulfill the ultimate goal of feminism: to end patriarchy and to change the world by promoting equality toward women (culler 102-08 and eagleton 182-95) one valid approach in feminist literary criticism is to study a work in order to determine how it either perpetuates or condemns the oppression of women. This article addresses some central themes in tennessee williams' seminal play a streetcar named desire these include madness and truth-telling, rape and censorship, and the mask of the southern belle throughout, the article reference is made to contemporary literary criticism of a streetcar named desire.
A streetcar named desire is a landmark american drama of the twentieth century some of the major themes of the play are explored, with reference to selected contemporary critical reflections on tennessee williams' play.
- a streetcar named desire was written by tennessee williams, during the restless years following world war ii the play was based on the life of a woman named blanche dubois blanche was a fragile and neurotic woman, desperate for a place to call her own. To literary criticism of course, women had already been writing and publishing for centuries, but the 1960s saw the rise of a feminist literary theory until then, the works of female writers (or works about females) a streetcar named desire : feminist activity two. A streetcar named desire by tennesee williams the play as a whole is connected to misogyny in the sense that it critizes the way women in the 20th century heavily depend on men.