A Streetcar Named Desire

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Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many critics to be what is called a flawed masterpiece. This is because William’s work utilizes and wonderfully blends both tragic and comic elements that serve to shroud the true nature of the hero and heroine thereby not allowing the reader to judge them on solid actuality. Hence, Williams has been compared to writers such as Shakespeare who in literature have created a sense of …

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…in that he has maintained his domain. He is now the sole “cock of the roost” and can no longer be threatened. However, in the end Stella is left debating with herself the rightness of her actions thus creating yet another sense of incongruity. One can see that A Streetcar Named Desire though it’s magnificent ambivalence truly embodies the tragicomedy. Through Tennessee William’s vision, he permits something that everyone craves and desires, reality.