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Character Analysis Stanley Kowalski In Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire readers are introduced to a character named Stanley Kowalski Though he seems to be loyal to his friends and caring towards his wife he is actually the opposite As the play unfolds Williams uses three methods so that readers can understand who Stanley Kowalski really is first what Williams himself tells you about Stanley second what the Stanley says or does and third what other character say or do concerning Stanley Williams goes into great detail describing Stanley to the reader shortly after he is introduced in the play He is of medium height about five feet eight inches and has a very compact sinewy build Stanley takes please from the simple things in life such as women According to Williams since an early age the center of Stanleys life has been pleasures with women From this complete and fulfilling center branches his other interests poker bowling cars rough humor and beer When Blanche arrives in New Orleans she looks down on him because of his simple interests and the fact that his lineage originated in Poland Overall Williams paints a picture of a strong stubborn man who can cause severe damage when upset Stanley is a primitive ape-like man and he frequently resorts to violence His first exhibition of brutal actions occurs at poker night Blanche turns on the radio but Stanley demands her to turn it off She refuses and he gets upset He barges into the room grabs the radio and throws it out the window His friends immediately jump up and try to sober him up This is the first of many times violence is his solution Eventually he beats up Stella and rapes Blanche Also through his words it is evident that he has no respect for women He constantly berates Blanche commenting on her drinking her lying and her past relationships he ruins Blanches relationship with
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