Life has been cruel and brutal to all of the characters in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. All except Stanley Kowalski, that is, who has instead been cruel to those in life. He was relentlessly brutal to Blanche during her stay at Elysian Fields and a violent husband to Stella. Stanley was also dominating towards all of his friends, including Mitch. Stanley knew their weaknesses and used them to his advantage.
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after he found out about her, was prepared to rape her until she started to shout 'fire'. In the end it was Stanley who crushed every one's happiness. He split up Mitch and Blanche, he made Stella chose between him and Blanche knowing the position she was in and he absolutely destroyed Blanche. It is the people in life who are brutal and cruel, as Blanche found out, and Stanley is one of the cruellest