Streetcar Named Desire may be considered as much about being American and America, as about Blanche and Stanley. Consider this view with reference to at least one other text.
Streetcar Named Desire is very much about both Blanche and Stanley, and Being American and America. Tennessee Williams shows us this by interrelating the two topics throughout the book. Williams raises important issues about what makes an American an American. He suggests that there is a divide that once existed, but has now crumbled and left a few people behind, such as Blanche. However he sets the play in a transitional stage, with the future of America being gown within Stella, her baby the representative of the America to be. The period of the play is one in which backgrounds and class structure means very little; America is now a land of equals. This leaves a rather large downfall for all those who live on the pride of their ancestry. This is part of Blanche's failure within this world, she very much prides herself on her heritage