Tennessee Williams Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Tennessee Williams is often called a poetical playwright. What is poetical about his plays?

What techniques does Williams use to blend illusion and reality in The Glass Menagerie?

What is the relevance of the symbolic names in A Streetcar Named Desire?

Is Blanche DuBois of A Streetcar Named Desire Williams’s most fully realized character?

Compare the father-son confrontation in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with that in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949).

Consider The Night of the Iguana as a play about survival.