A Streetcar Named Desire Topics for Further Study
by Tennessee Williams

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Topics for Further Study

(Drama for Students)

Investigate the emergence of industrialization and the decline of the old Southern aristocracy in the USA and analyze what bearing this has on A Streetcar Named Desire.

With whom does the audience's sympathy lie in A Streetcar Named Desire? Blanche? Stanley? Both? Neither?

Discuss the importance of New Orleans—its geography, its transport system, its laws, its music and culture—as a setting for A Streetcar Named Desire.

Examine the scene structure of A Streetcar Named Desire, paying particular attention to the beginnings and endings of scenes and the dramatic climaxes that they create.