Truth and illusion in Tennessee Williams'

Truth and illusion in Tennessee Williams' "A streetcar named desire"
Truth and illusion in Tennessee Williams' "A streetcar named desire"

Author(s): Andrea Gencheva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: A Streetcar Named Desire; Blanche DuBois; truth; illusion; psychological breakdown;

Summary/Abstract: The following paper discusses some of the motifs ubiquitous to Tennessee Williams’ oeuvre, namely truth and illusion as they are presented in one of his most famous plays, A Streetcar Named Desire. The author endeavors to portray these motifs through an analysis of the characters' behavior and the subsequent, tragic consequences in order to reveal the humanness of Williams' characters who are just like the playwright himself, all marred by alcoholism, depression and loneliness.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-41
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English