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Review Of "A Street Car Named Desire" By: Tennessee Williams

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To Desire is to long or crave something. Usually something that is enjoyed or pleasurable. This story, "A Streetcar Named Desire," directed by Elia Kazan is a wonderful movie. It signifies how in real life people like to tell stories as Blanche does. In the story Blanche desired love and passion, and when she couldn't get it she made it seem to everyone else that she had it. The film was produced by Charles K Feldman, who worked with the main actors, Vivian Leigh and Marlon Brondo. The film was written well, acted well, and was put together like a masterpiece.It all started with a woman, Blanche wondering as if not knowing where she was going. She is a southern lady in one sense and of mental and emotional demise. She was born into a wealthy family in Mississippi. After losing most of her wealth she gets on a streetcar that is headed to New Orleans to meet her sister. When she arrives she meets her sister, Stella, and her husband, Stanley. They live in a two story apartment that is of very poor conditions. The relationship between Stella and Stanley is full of drinking, abuse, lust and ignorance. Blanche makes up stories and lies to cover up her past, but Stanley does not trust her and does not believe her stories. He thinks that him and his wife have both been swindled out of money. He asks around and gets information about her past. Meanwhile Blanche falls for Mitch, a friend of Stanley. He pays attention to her and lets her know that he likes her. Later he finds out about her lies and does not speak with her. It is Stanley who found out about these lies and he brought them up to Blanche. He mocked and scorned her. She denied the lies and tried to cover them up with more lies. When Stanley confronts her she tries to leave but he does not allow her and then he takes away her only connection with the real world.The storyline is put together well. Things take place in a sequence that comes together in the end not letting the reader know what is going to happen next. The plot throws the audience in different directions making them think they know what is going to happen and then suddenly moves the story in a different direction. The problem is that the storyline is very unrealistic. It is not likely to happen in real life. For someone to lie about their past and live the life as Blanche does, is hard to believe. The repeated screaming that Stanley does when he is calling for Stella is very strong. It shows the reader how he...

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