Key Scenes

Key Scenes

1. Scene 8, from 'STANLEY: Stell, it's gonna be all right after she goes and after you've had the baby...' to the stage direction' (He hangs up and returns to the table...)'

Consider the dramatic effects of this scene and what you consider to be the play's main concerns.

2. Scene 4, from the beginning to 'I was - sort of - thrilled by it. (She waits for a moment.) Eunice and you had breakfast'.

How is the character of Stella presented, both in this scene and in the play as a whole?

3. Scene 1, from: 'STELLA: 'I, I, I took the blows in my face and my body!...' to 'STANLEY: some people rarely touch it, but it touches them often...'.

How are the tensions between Stella, Blanche and Stanley introduced in this passage, and how do they relate to the rest of the play?

4. Scene 11, from 'BLANCHE: You are not the gentleman I was expecting' to 'STELLA: What have I done to my sister? Oh, God, what have I done to my sister?'

How and to what effect does Williams use dramatic effect in this scene, and what are the main themes and concerns in the play as a whole?