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Tennessee Williams definitely created very interesting characters when he wrote A Streetcar Named Desire The main characters oppose each other in style in speech in lifestyle and in culture but one thing they all seem to have in common is an inexplicable void in their life an unhappiness and a great sense of incompleteness The four main characters see their survival as very important and throughout the play it is evident how they undermine each other to come out on top The most aggressive of the characters would be Stanley Kowalski He is introduced as he throws a packet of raw meat at his wife Williams 3 Right at the beginning he comes across as a rather unsophisticated man He likes having power and wants to be in control of everything even his wife Stella His one way of exercising his control over Stella is to beat her Eunice says to him You cant beat on a woman an then call er back She wont come Williams 43 Stella however does return to him Blanche tells Stella that Stanley acts like an animal has an animals habits Williams 54 This is a good way to describe him since he is very rough around the edges and does not posses an ounce of sophistication He tries to undermine Stellas relationship with Blanche by trying to unravel the truth of Blanches past a past she is trying very hard to hide and forget As soon as Blanche starts interfering with his relationship with Stella Stanley stops at nothing to get her out of the house he drives her to the verge of insanity without so much as a hit of pity for her Blanche gives us the impression of a moth eaten piece of fabric She used to be a pretty southern belle but worked as a prostitute in Laurel When she escapes to New Orleans she tries to forget about it all and
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