A Streetcar Named Desire Critics

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Murry Kempton
William's plays 'tell us about how men must look to women ogres to be appeased'
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Robert Brustein
'The conflict between Blanche and Stanley allegorises the struggle between effeminate culture and masculine libido'
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Elia Kazan
'Stella is a refined girl who has found a kind of salvation or realization but at a terrific price'
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JM McGlinn
'Stella ignores the needs of others and eventually adopts her own illusion'
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JM McGlinn
Stella's 'refusal to accept Blanche's story of the **** is a commitment to self-preservation rather than love'
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JM McGlinn
'Stanley wishes to destroy Blanche's composure to make her recognise that she is the same as he is, a sexual animal'
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Ruby Cohn
'Stanley has trained his wife to catch his meat, in every sense'
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Alvin B Kernan
'Stanley is a realist who trusts only his own senses'
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Ruby Cohn
'The hard constants of Stanley Kowalski contrast with the open vowels of Blanche DuBois'
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Bilijana Oklpocic
'Williams portrays Blanche as the last representative of the old aristocracy who tries to survive in the modern world by escaping'
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Robert Brunstein
Stanley's 'sexuality, though violent, is unmental, unspiritual, and therefore, in some way, free from taint'
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Nancy Tischler
'a reversal of Darwin's vision - back to the apes'
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Elia Kazan
'Blanche is dangerous. She is destructive... This makes Stanley right!'
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Joan Templeton
Blanche through her 'epic fornications, is just as responsible as the Old South for her own demise'
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Anca Vlasopolos
Blanche's victimisation has 'less to do with the history of the South as we now have it than with gender determined exclusion from the larger historical discourse'
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Peggy Penshaw
'Characters and themes are built upon paradox'
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Ana Gazolla
Blanche's 'fragmentation is that of modern man and is also a reflection of the crisis of values in the South'
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Samuel Tapp
'Blanche DuBois is a victim of the mythology of the Southern Belle'
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Emma Kirby
'Sanity is dependent on fitting in and adhering to the social roles expected of us'
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Miller
'Streetcar is a cry for help: to forget that is to forget the play'
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Porter
'Blanche moves from the expansiveness of Belle Reve to the squalid confinement of the Kowalski flat'
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Miller (on Brando)
'a tiger, a sexual predator'
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Clapp
'While everyone fibs away, everyone delivers some truth'
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Andrews
'written on the borderline between the real and the illusion'
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Williams
'Only right or wrong ways individuals have taken'
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Kazan
'the dissolution of a person of worth' (on poetic tragedy)
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Adler
'Blanche violently betrays the code while desperately trying to maintain it'
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Bray
'seen as the ultimate outsider... outside of time, social order and place'
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Bigsby
'Stanley can only destroy Blanche... at the cost of changing the only relationship that seems to matter to him'
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Gilbert
'ordinary, handsome, family men like Stanley can be rapists... too often they get away with it'
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Gilbert
Neither Blanche or Stanley 'entirely gains our sympathy and wins' until final 2 scenes
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Elia Kazan
'Every bar in the nation is full of Stanleys ready to explode
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