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A Streetcar Named Desire is a very socially challenging play in the way in which Tennessee Williams depicts how brutal and deceiving human nature can be He takes the point of view that no matter how structured or civilized society is all people will rely on their natural animal instincts such as dominance and deception to get themselves out of trouble at some stage in life even if they dont realize it Williams has created three main characters of society they are Blanche Dubiou Stella and Stanley Kowalski Each of these characters is equally as civilized as one another yet their acts of savagery are all on different levels Throughout the play Williams symbolically relates these three characters to animals savages by the use of their attitudes beliefs appearances and desiresThe most obvious example of a savage in the play is Stanley Kowalski He is a large well-toned territorial male with simple beliefs and a short temper He does not have many manners and does not care what people think of him He seems very simple but there I much more to him He feels threatened by Blanche because she moves in on his territory and wants Stella to leave him At first Stanley acts physically dominant over both Blanche and Stella by rifling through Blanches possessions act 1 scene 3 pg124 quoting to Stella and Blanche that every man is a king act scene 8 pg197-198 throwing the radio out the window in a drunken frenzy and actually striking his pregnant wife Stella act 1 scene 3 pg 152-155 However towards the end of the play Stanley realizes his power over Blanche and he acts a lot wiser but still with the same intentions He dresses smarter talks to her nicely but mockingly and finally rapes her just to prove his status and to fulfill his desire act 1 scene 10 pg215 In the powerful scene where Stanley looses total control of
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