A streetcar named desire - masculinity

  • Created by: kenzaglen
  • Created on: 17-11-17 08:20
View mindmap
  • Masculinity in "A Streetcar named Desire"
    • Stanley
      • Lust/sexuality
        • "the center of his life has been pleasure with women"
        • "He sizes women up at a glance, with sexual classifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining the way he smiles at them"
          • Modern world
            • "appreciation of rough humor"
            • "his love of good drink"
            • Stanley's characterisation of being loud and brash is a symbol for the New South
            • "BLANCHE:Please don't get up.STANLEY:Nobody's going to get up, so don't be worried."
      • Dominance
        • Throwing the meat
          • Lust/sexuality
            • "the center of his life has been pleasure with women"
            • "He sizes women up at a glance, with sexual classifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining the way he smiles at them"
              • Modern world
                • "appreciation of rough humor"
                • "his love of good drink"
                • Stanley's characterisation of being loud and brash is a symbol for the New South
                • "BLANCHE:Please don't get up.STANLEY:Nobody's going to get up, so don't be worried."
          • "STANLEY: Catch! STELLA: What?STANLEY: Meat!"
        • Strongly built physically
          • "strongly, compactly built"
          • "a gaudy seed-bearer"
        • "heartiness with men"
        • Poker night
          • Stanley hitting Stella on the thigh and later beating her
            • Dominance
              • Throwing the meat
                • "STANLEY: Catch! STELLA: What?STANLEY: Meat!"
              • Strongly built physically
                • "strongly, compactly built"
                • "a gaudy seed-bearer"
              • "heartiness with men"
              • Poker night
                • Stanley hitting Stella on the thigh and later beating her
                  • "Stanley gives a loud whack of his hand on her thigh.] STELLA  [sharply]: That's not fun, Stanley. [The men laugh."
                  • "STELLA: Drunk--drunk--animal thing, you!"
                • Colours
                  • "an electric bulb with a vivid green"
                  • "The poker players--Stanley, Steve, Mitch and Pablo--wear colored shirts"
                  • "they are men at the peak of their physical manhood, as coarse and direct and powerful as the primary colors"
                • "His poker night!--you call it--this party of apes!"
            • "Stanley gives a loud whack of his hand on her thigh.] STELLA  [sharply]: That's not fun, Stanley. [The men laugh."
            • "STELLA: Drunk--drunk--animal thing, you!"
          • Colours
            • "an electric bulb with a vivid green"
            • "The poker players--Stanley, Steve, Mitch and Pablo--wear colored shirts"
            • "they are men at the peak of their physical manhood, as coarse and direct and powerful as the primary colors"
          • "His poker night!--you call it--this party of apes!"
      • Violence
        • Animal
          • "Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes."
          • "with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens."
            • "Stanley Kowalski-- survivor of the stone age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle"
            • "Maybe he'll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you!"
            • "He acts like an animal, has an animal's habits"
        • Mitch
        • Stella
          • Stella loves the modern world and is attacted to that quality in stanley's masculinity and his male dominance
            • "how you loved it, having them colored lights going"
          • Stanley + Stella's physical attraction
            • Stanley
              • Violence
                • Animal
                  • "Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes."
                  • "with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens."
                    • "Stanley Kowalski-- survivor of the stone age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle"
                    • "Maybe he'll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you!"
                    • "He acts like an animal, has an animal's habits"
                • "it's gonna be sweet when we can make noise in the night the way that we used to"
                  • "how you loved it, having them colored lights going"
              • "STELLA [mildly]:Don't holler at me like that"
              • Blanche
              • Steve & Eunice
                • Similar relationship to Stanley and Stella
                  • Stella
                    • Stella loves the modern world and is attacted to that quality in stanley's masculinity and his male dominance
                      • Stanley + Stella's physical attraction
                        • "it's gonna be sweet when we can make noise in the night the way that we used to"
                        • "STELLA [mildly]:Don't holler at me like that"
                        • "STANLEY:What's a matter with Eun-uss?STELLA: She and Steve had a row. Has she got the police? STANLEY: Naw. She's gettin' a drink."
                        • "[Steve's arm is around Eunice's shoulder [...] he is cooing love-words."
                      • "MITCH: Don't you throw that at me! EUNICE [shrieking]: You hit me! I'm gonna call the police!"

                  Comments

                  No comments have yet been made

                  Similar English Literature resources:

                  See all English Literature resources »See all A Streetcare Named Desire resources »