Tennessee Williams Essay Examples

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The character Margaret is married to Brick, the son of Big Daddy. They live together in Big Daddy’s house, along with his wife, Big Mama. We, as readers learn a lot about her character from the way she speaks, by what is said about her and by the stage directions. We also gain a good… View Article

Freudian approaches to Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I will discuss how Freudian theory ties in with the issues featuring in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Sigmund Freud the founder of psychoanalysis came up with a theory of the unconscious mind, he identified that sexual desires are the primary motivational energy of human life. William shows this in play by Margaret’s sexual… View Article

Difficulty Accepting Reality

When people aren’t living life the way they expect, they tend to find a way of coping with their issues. Every reality poses problems, some people find ways of hiding from their problems or in other words escaping from reality. Each of the unique main characters, Amanda, Laura, and Tom, in Tennessee Williams play, The… View Article

Performing Genders in a Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, considered as one of his most famous works, exposes the relationships between Stella and her sister, Blanche, who has come to visit her. Her arrival reveals the tensions in Stanley and Stella’s couple. Blanche quickly discovers that her sister’s life is not at all the life she believed… View Article

The Glass Menagerie

“Choose a play in which a central character behaves in an obsessive manner. Describe the nature of the character’s obsessive behaviour and discuss the influence this behaviour has on your understanding of the character in the play as a whole.” “The Glass Menagerie” is a play written by Tennessee Williams. The play is semi-autobiographical, told… View Article

Themes In a Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

One dreams, through the use of imagination, of what will become of them as life progresses. In some cases that person lives passionately with desires of self fulfillment, eventually reaching their goals in an ever so content way. At other times one remains lost, underappreciated, and ultimately carries with them a perilous, loathing attitude. Willy… View Article

The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams

The main functions of an opening scene are to obtain the audience or reader’s attention, introduce the characters and prepare the audience for later events in the play. The Glass Menagerie starts with extensive stage directions about how the set should look, and information about the period the play is set in. The stage directions… View Article

“A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar named Desire is a play both grimly naturalistic and poetically symbolic, written by playwright Tennessee Williams. It is set in New Orleans post the depression and World War II. The characters in A Streetcar Named Desire are trying to rebuild their lives in post-war America. Much of the characters and themes found in… View Article

Amanda Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie”

The Character of Amanda Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie” supplies an example of a complex individual whose communication and actions convey a slightly irritating and lonesome mother. Scene IV of “The Glass Menagerie,” demonstrates these unique characteristics of Amanda. The scene takes place at about seven am the day after Tom and Amanda get into… View Article