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What do you think about when you hear A Streetcar Named Desire Many strong emotions are probably stirring up in your mind Tennessee Williams author of this fine drama incorporated many of the same universal truths that were mentioned in William Faulkners Nobel Prize acceptance speech He said that all truths needed to be in the story for it to be a worthy one By including these truths a great story was created In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire the truths that had the most emotional meaning to me were pride love and pity In the drama the chief truth was pride Constantly in the play Blanche shows pride for her possessions and luxuries The other characters seem to notice her obsession for expensive clothing Stanley made a comment saying Look at these feathers and furs that she come here to preen herself in Whats this here A solid-gold dress I believe And this one What is these here Fox-pieces Genuine fox fur-pieces a half a mile long Pg 35 Also she seems to get some of her self-esteem from the love letters by saying these are love-letters yellowing with antiquity all from one boy Pg41 Another example of pride in the drama is Stanleys self-pride He is proud of his identity and his own well being even though Blanche calls him an uneducated Polack Stanley responded to this put down by saying but what I am is a one hundred percent American born and raised in the greatest country on earth and proud as hell of it so dont ever call me a Polack Pg 110 Mitch also displays pride He is proud of his stature and physique He demonstrated this when he said to Blanche my belly is so hard now that a man can punch me in the belly and it dont hurt me Punch me Go on See Pg 89 The use of pride in this drama is very
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