A Streetcar Named Desire

Quote" on savargery in the play


for my drama assesment i have been asked to explain teh quote " we are all civilized people which means we are all savages at heart but odserving a few amenities of civilized behaviour"

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It means that underneath everyones normal cilivised behaviour, we are just basic savages for example in Stanley's case he is the stereotypical alpha-male, sort of like a caveman.

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i think one must also mention that stanley comes across very overtly animalistic and that this is contrasted with blanches savagery, which appears in a much more disguised, yet no less viscious form