Essay-style Questions: A Streetcar Named Desire
1. Consider the way in which Stanley is presented. What is his importance to the play as a whole?
Remember with every question to explain your thoughts as clearly as you can,
and, where possible, use quotation from the text to illustrate your points.
Remember to explain your choice of quotation, or why it is significant.
Refers directly to the question
Shows an understanding of Stanley's character and how his attitudes and
This should be a general introduction to the character of Stanley: detailed
|Stanley is presented as.......
He represents the very male, very dominant character of the novel from
Introduce the most obvious points of Stanley's character, referring to
Discuss the imagery connected to Stanley.
Explain his involvement in the main events of the play. This will include
Explain how Stanley's character and attitudes affect his actions
Explain the consequences Stanley's actions have (the effect upon
|Stanley is seen to be a very dominant man, but he has a lot
of insecurities. This can be seen when.......
In Scene one, Stanley is seen bringing home a package of raw meat to
Stanley does not disguise his dislike of Blanche's presence. He
Stanley is very territorial. This immediately determines his stance towards
Stanley is very much the centre of his world. His ability to dominate
Remind yourself of your argument and reinforce this here. You can add
|Stanley's role in the fate of the other characters is
integral to the whole movement of the plot