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1

“As a gay man-“

“As a gay man, Tennessee Williams felt he was particularly sensitive to the status of women”

2

“Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski-“

“Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski both manipulate language and are both manipulated by language” - Samuel Tapp

3

“Stanley is as much...”

“Stanley is as much a victim of masculine ideology” - Samuel Tapp

4

“Blanche has become a social outcast...”

“Blanche has become a social outcast because she refuses to conform to conventional moral values. I’m revealing the truth about her scandalous past, Stanley strips her of her physical, sexual and cultural identity.”

5

“Blanche is a delicate...”

“Blanche is a delicate and sensitive woman pushed into insanity by a brutish environment presided over by chief ape man, Stanley Kowalski”

6

“Blanche DuBois is a victim...”

“Blanche DuBois Is a victim of the mythology of the Southern Belle” - Samuel Trapp

7

“Tennessee Williams once said...”

“Tennessee Williams once said that he considers Blanche liberated”

8

“In the final confrontation with the drunken Mitch…”

“In the final confrontation with the drunken Mitch, when he knows she’s not a virgin of his dreams, desires, she could use of him of being uncavalier”