A Streetcar Named Desire

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  • A Streetcar Name Desire Themes, symbols and motifs
    • Symbol/Motif
      • Blanche
        • Moth
        • Streetcar
        • Elysian Fields
        • Belle Reve
      • Stanley
        • The colour red
        • Rooster
        • Caveman
      • Stella
        • Baby
        • Coloured lights
        • Coke
      • Mitch
        • Cigarette case
        • Rosenkavalier
        • Mae West
        • Cleft in the rock
    • Themes
      • Violence
        • Stanley
          • Physically abusive towards women: hits Stella, rapes Blanche
          • Damage: radio, birthday dishes, wedding night lights
          • Blood stained package
          • Heritage: pig, Polack
        • Mitch
          • Sexually aggressive towards Blanche
          • Verbally aggressive towards Blanche
          • Tears down paper latern: represents Blanche's carapace
        • Blanche
          • Verbally aggressive towards Stanley, Mitch and Stella
          • Violent deaths of husband and relatives
          • Alcohol dependency is out of control
      • Opposing backgrounds
        • Belle Reve vs. New Orleans
        • Old world vs. new world
        • Stanley vs. Blanche

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