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Tennessee Williams

Williams came to prominence at a crucial time in American culture when the public consciousness was being transformed with regard to sensitive issues such as sexuality. He provided an "opening up"...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2019 4:08 am UTC

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Tennessee Williams

Williams' thesis is that material success undermines the artistic temperament. He points out that the sudden wealth and status he gained after his play "The Glass Menagerie" was produced was...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2019 2:00 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

I think that Williams' quote clearly explains how writing enables the individual to escape into a world of their own making. Williams recognized early on in his life the difficulty of merely being...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2012 2:12 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

The nature of the question is really broad and subjective. This means that you are probably going to get several different takes on this. I cannot help but feel that the most significant...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 12:41 am UTC

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Tennessee Williams

Well, first we define the main idea of “The Catastrophe of Success.” Maybe in the process, a one-sentence theme will present itself. Williams seems to indicate that success will definitely create...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2011 4:32 am UTC

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Tennessee Williams

"A Streetcar Named Desire" is set in the tenement slums of New Orleans. The drab, urban setting provides the backdrop against which the internal dynamics involving Blanch, Stella and Stanley take...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2013 5:10 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

Before even attempting an answer here, allow me to say what a great quote this is. Williams' genius as a writer is evident in his recollections about his childhood. I think that some of it was...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

I think that Williams' quote actually speaks to the idea that there can be no such thing as a permanent escape from reality. Consciousness is depicted in the quote as difficult and challenging....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2012 4:49 am UTC

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Tennessee Williams

I think that there is a slight danger in trying to forge links between an artist's biography and and an artist's literature when it might not be there. Yet, I do believe that with Williams, there...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2010 8:36 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams' works can be defined as both Realistic and Naturalistic. Realists wished to show life as it was (defined through common characters, common settings, and an objective stand by...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

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Tennessee Williams

Because Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire is still under copyright restrictions, eNotes cannot provide the full text of the play. The full text is available on various web sites on...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2011 1:22 pm UTC

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