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Tennessee Williamss play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within its characters situations and story than appears on its surface As in many of Williamss plays there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience It is Williamss brilliant and intriguing characters that make the reader truly understand the plays meaning He also presents a continuous flow of raw realistic moods and events in the play which keeps the reader fascinated in the realistic fantasy Williams has created in A Streetcar Named Desire The symbolism characters mood and events of this play collectively form a captivating thought-provoking piece of literature A Streetcar Named Desire produces a very strong reaction Even at the beginning of the play the reader is confronted with extremely obvious symbolism in order to express the idea of the play Blanche states that she was told to take a streetcar named Desire and then to transfer to one called Cemeteries One can not simply read over this statement without assuming Williams is trying to say more than is written Later in the play the reader realizes that statement most likely refers to Blanches arriving at the place and situation she is now in because of her servitude to her own desires and urges What really makes A Streetcar Named Desire such an exceptional literary work is the development of interesting involving characters As the play develops the audience sees that Blanche is less proper and refined than she might appear or claim to be Her sexual desire and tendency to drink away her problems make Blanche ashamed of her life and identity Desire was the rattle-trap streetcar that brought her to her pitiful state in life Blanche is the most fascinating character in A Streetcar Named Desire One reason for this is that she
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