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a student's point of view
am 22. Februar 2011
These are two reviews, written by year 12 students, grammar school, Grundkurs.
Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
1) Tennessee William's tragic drama 'A Streetcar named desire' is more complex than the title shows.
The truth is the Streetcar does not really play a role and is only mentioned twice.
Now the real context is the life of Blanche, who is a beauty from Laurel who comes to live with her sister in New Orleans and turns everyone's world upside down. Her affected behaviour creates different reactions: love and hate, admirers and enemies. The worst one is her brother-in-law Stanley, who tries everything to get rid of her. But there is also her sister Stella, standing between both, not sure which side to take.
Williams created a tragedy between prosperity and misery, love and hate, desire and disgust. Pupils can be glad to read it because everyone can identify with at least one of the strong characters. Its only 136 pages - so there is no need to panic.
2) 'STELL-LAHHHHH!' - Maybe you know this phrase, or at least heard it. It's only one phrase from Tennessee Williams' novel 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. You think it's 136 pages about a Streetcar? We've read this book during our English lessons in year 12 at a grammar school. Be sure, it is not as boring as the title might suggest.
Williams creates a brilliant conflict with the help of two completely different ways of life. On the one side there is Blanche DuBois, a southern belle, and on the other side Stanley Kowalski, 'the Polack'.
Of course the whole book is not only about these two characters- For example there is Stella Kowalski, Stanley's wife and Blanche's sister, who's caught between the stools. And there is also Harold Mitchell who has a very special relationship with Blanche.
So, if you are interested in a somewhat old-fashioned tragic story and if you want to find out what 'A Streetcar Named Desire` stands for, try out this novel by Tennessee Williams.