Streetcar - Significance of Steve & Eunice Hubbel

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  • Significance of Steve and Eunice Hubbell
    • Femininity & Dependence
      • Hegemonic Femininity
        • "Why don't you women go and sit up with Eunice?"
          • Accusative Pronoun
            • Demonstrates Stanely's despotism
          • Enforces the gender divide
            • Demonstrates Stanely's despotism
      • Mirroring
        • Experienced community characters
          • "[With girlish laughter] You ought to see their wives"
            • Stella's elitism returns in Blanche's company
              • Irony of the Southern Belle predicament
                • Hubbell's share the dynamic
                  • Abusive, impoverished and once wrought by desire
            • Hubbell's share the dynamic
              • Abusive, impoverished and once wrought by desire
      • Softening Character
        • Blanche's appearance is incongruous to the setting
          • Exposition supporting character
            • Classic New Orleans Gal
        • Sheltering Stella upon her beating
          • Wishes to end the violence
            • Threatens Stanely forthrightly
    • Masculinity & Physicality
      • Social Mobility
        • "Only one going anywhere"
          • Stanely is under Steve's apartment
            • Either Stella is kidding herself or Steve is under threat
              • Steve, Pablo & Mitch subdue Stanely after breakdown
            • One of the younger generation of immigrants
          • Either Stella is kidding herself or Steve is under threat
            • Steve, Pablo & Mitch subdue Stanely after breakdown
      • Hegemonic Masculinity
        • Steve is shown to be possessive at Poker and with Eunice
          • Napoleonic Code rationalises this behaviour
          • Eunice challenges his authority more than Stella
        • Relies on himself rather than the authorities as Eunice would
      • Infedelities
        • Drowns his discontent in other women
          • Eunice mirrors his Four Deuces visit after
          • Emphasises the physical component
        • Steve has calmed violence in favour of desire
    • Argument
      • They embody  New Orleans
    • Women have no genuine agency in this system

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