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In Williams A Streetcar Named DesireWilliams 2008-2075 additional references by page number only the characters are extremely physical The most physical of all characters in the play was Stanley Kowalski Stanley is considered to be a brutal domineering man with animal-like traits The best relationship to illustrate Stanleys brutality is the one between he and his wife Stella Stanley treats Stella badly He beats Stella and is impolite to her in front of other people He rarely takes her suggestions and often scolds her Stanley only acts kindly to Stella when he wants to make love with her There is evidence in scene three of Stanleys brutality At the poker game STELLAHow much longer is this game going to continue STANLEYTill we get ready to quit Why dont you women go up and sit with Eunice STELLABecause it is nearly two-thirty AM A chair scrapes STANLEY gives a loud whack of his hand on her thigh STELLASharply Thats not fun Stanley to Blanche It makes me so mad when he does that in front of people 2026-27 Shortly after this incident during the same scene BLANCHE turns the radio on STANLEY stalks fiercely through the portieres into the bedroom He crosses to the small white radio and snatches it off the table With a shouted oath he tosses the instrument out the window STELLADrunk drunk animal thing you BLANCHEWildly Stella watch out hes STANLEY charges after STELLA MENFeebly Take it easy Stanley Easy fellow STELLAYou lay your hands on me and Ill She backs out of sight He advances and disappears There is the sound of a blow STELLA cries out BLANCHE screams and runs into the kitchen The men rush forward and there is grappling and cursing Something is overturned with a crash BLANCHEShrilly My sister is going to have a baby 2031 These are just two examples of Stanleys brutality towards Stella Near the end of the play the reader discovers
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