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'Cat on A Hot Tin Roof' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' are plays in which Tennessee William's explores the notion of men and women who are dispirited by their inadequacies - discuss

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Introduction

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Middle

The blame does not entirely stem from her past behaviour, but more so from the past itself, and it's characters, namely Allan. He serves to remind her, and the audience, of a world of causality, which provides a macroscopic totality of the text. Through Blanche, Williams communicates that any human being can be reduced by uncontrollable events that are unforeseeable, and as a result, it is possible that they too may embrace a lamentable and dystopian future. Allan is also a dramatic device to symbolise the non-existence of the true love he is associated with, which further lends support to a distopian future. On her arrival, Blanche's psychological state of mind is mirrored by pathetic fallacy, where the atmosphere evokes a sense of ruin; "The sky...gracefully attenuates the atmosphere of decay". This is an example of where Williams depicts her environment on a scope that is as wide as possible, which is a method of communicating her internal condition to the spectator. Furthermore, an amalgamation between the tainted, forlorn Blanche and the dying culture of the old American South may also be represented here. In retrospect, her sheer descent seems to be synonymous with the overall disintegration, of society, taking into consideration the historical context of when the play was devised, with regard to the abolition of the slave trade and mass industrialisation. Blanche's antagonism is also universal. The artificial Belle Reve and the realistic Elysian Fields fall short of providing any satisfaction. Hence, the only real escape is death, and for Blanche, insanity is a mere interim between her unendurable life and the ultimate destination of every human being. Contradictory to her external appearance, Blanche is not pure, wise or veracious. Instead, she is an adulterated creature who tries desperately to camouflage numerous aspects of her nomadic promiscuous past. Her shameful sexual greed is manifested in many intimacies with strangers, "Yes, I had many intimacies with strangers...the intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty head with", through which she hoped to fulfil her emptiness. ...read more.

Conclusion

As mentioned above, unity is a consequence of facing the truth, and is applicable to their situation, which exhibits resolution in their relationship. The structure of Brick and Maggie's relationship also concludes with a joyous unity, illustrated where brick and Maggie retrieve upstairs to make Maggie's lie a truth. 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