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Over the course of the past summer I had the pleasure of reading A Streetcar Named Desire a play written by Mississippi native Tennessee Williams It centers around the lives of three people Stella Kowalski Stanley Kowalski and Blanche Dubois Stella is living in New Orleans with her husband Stanley when her sister Blanche comes to visit her from Laurel Mississippi Blanche has had to move from the Dubois family plantation Belle Reve which due to the high financial costs has been seized Stella welcomes her sister but her husband Stanley is reluctant to let her live with them Blanch starts her stays with lies trying to hide the real reason that she left the plantation such as that her teaching supervisor let her have a break since she had a mental break down Stanley still has apprehension about her and starts to look around for the truth about her and discovers that she was fired for having an affair with a student and that she was popular with the male population in Laurel He tells this to his friend Harold who was in the early stages of a relationship with Blanche After hearing of this however Harold cuts off the courtship which only adds to Blanches decreasing mental state One night Stanley drunkenly confronts Blanche with the truth and attacks her This leads to Blanche having a mental breakdown and Stanley and Stella placing her in a mental home This was probably the best reading to start out my summer with and I enjoyed exploring a different style of writing than I normally do with summer reading I thought that the plot was very unique and I enjoyed how it had the different aspects of life in New Orleans and Louisiana I also loved how it was in some ways a love story and in others a story about family I admired Stellas character the most in this play because of how she
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