The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The two metaphorical streetcars named Desire and Cemeteries introduce the dual themes of lust and death that will be paired constantly through the play.
I think Stanley should be punished for rape if Blanche resisted his advances in any way. Within Stanley's limited emotional understanding, he felt that Blanche's sexual history with other men gave him license to sleep with Blanche. This, of...
Consider that the rape scene adds complexities to both characters of Blanche and Stanley. We see the manipulation and insincerity of Stanley and the vulnerable emotionally dysfunctionality Blanche.