Streetcar Named Desire/The Great GatsbyWatch this thread
For Streetcar I've spent time reading the play and I have found it really insightful.The whole plot is reference to Greek tragedy as Blanche Dubois plays the tragic hero fallen from southern aristocracy and grace.
As an audience we develop sympathy for her character through the plays brooding motifs + symbols -the varsouvina music/taking baths/alcoholism.These are are all an indication of the internal guilt she suffers from the death of her gay husband,she baths to scrub her sexual immorality,as a genteel "southern belle" she shouldn't be having any sex but she still does because after her husbands death she felt panic
This leads me to think of some themes such as desire/the relationship between death and sex/female dependence on men/- the whole reason Blanche is brought near to destitution is because of the powerful force of desire that had infected her fate.She is on a sexual journey that leads to her down fall/mental breakdown.she has many intamicies with strangers in order assert her existence and control her fate.By this I mean the act of sex gives her the attention she requires from men,Blanche fears that once her looks disappear she will no longer have any control,her interactions with men has given her roofs to stay underneath and temporary Bliss.However,in using sex as bate to save herself she is always putting herself in the hands of others which means she has no real control of her fate and ultimately leads to her down fall.
This is quite a bit and I might write about Gatsby a bit later.If anyone has any ideas,tips or interpretations to these two books that would be great.Thanks
This was very interesting to read your pov and to see how you have interpreted the play
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