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Look at scene IV of Streetcar What does the scene tell us about the relationship between Stella and Stanley and how does Williams portray this In order to analyse this scene there needs to be a clear understanding of what has happened prier to it Scene three is set at Stanleys poker game when Mitch leaves the game to chat to Blanche Stanley becomes more and more annoyed and smashes a radio Stella yells at him and he starts to beat her The men pull him off Blanche takes Stella and some clothes to Eunices apartment upstairs Stanley goes limp and seems confused but when the men try to force him into the shower to sober him up he fights them off They grab their winnings and leave Stanley stumbles out of the bathroom calling for Stella He phones upstairs then phones again before hurling the phone to the floor Half-dressed he stumbles out to the street and calls for her again and again STELL-LAHHHHH Eunice gives him a piece of her mind but to no avail Finally Stella slips out of the apartment and down to where Stanley is They stare at each other and then rush together with animal moans He falls to his knees caresses her face and belly then lifts her up and carries her into their flat Scene four occurs early the next morning Stella lies serenely in the bedroom her face aglow She is described as having a narcotised tranquillity that is in the faces of Eastern idols Colour and light are huge themes here Stella holds coloured comics there are Gaudy pyjamas on the floor and summer brilliance in the window The colours theme within the play is Williamss way of telling us that the romance in Stella and Stanleys relationship is pushed in favour of the couples sexual relations This being 1949 Williams cannot express this outright Blanche who has not
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