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Kelso High School
Kelso High School
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams
America
America
Historical Background
Historical Background
The Stereotypical South
The Stereotypical South
Historical Background
Historical Background
A Divided Country
A Divided Country
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
The American Dream
The American Dream
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background
Historical Background

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Kelso High School

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1 Kelso High School

Kelso High School

English Department

2 A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

3 A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Historical background Although Williams was working on the play during the Second World War, its setting in time (in the years after World War Two) is of no real importance. What is important, however, is its setting in terms of place:

4 America

America

5 Historical Background

Historical Background

Pre-Civil War (1861-65), the American South was to a great extent representative of its stereotypical image – think “Gone with the Wind” – with cotton plantations, a landed elite who flaunted their inherited wealth and gentility and a slavery system based around the flourishing industries of tobacco and cotton.

6 The Stereotypical South

The Stereotypical South

7 Historical Background

Historical Background

However, slavery was regarded as evil by the Northern States, although the Southern States regarded it as essential for their tobacco and cotton industries When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 he promised (in a bid to keep the Union from breaking up) that slavery would continue to be legal in states where it already existed

8 A Divided Country

A Divided Country

9 Historical Background

Historical Background

At first the Northern half of the United States wanted only to stop slavery spreading to other states, but gradually as anti-slavery feeling grew stronger, the total abolition of slavery became the declared aim of the North The Civil War occurred when the Southern States tried to separate from the Union in order to protect their “state rights” – amongst them the right to practice slavery

10 Historical Background

Historical Background

The American Civil War ended with the Confederate surrender in April 1865. As the Southern States had lost the war, many Southerners looked back wistfully to the plantation life that had characterised their region pre- Civil War

11 Historical Background

Historical Background

Yet as the traditional South declined, the Northern States prospered. Industry flourished and immigrants from all over the world arrived to make America their new home in a bid to achieve the American Dream

12 The American Dream

The American Dream

13 Historical Background

Historical Background

In the play, the character of Blanche symbolises the crumbling grandeur of Southern plantations

14 Historical Background

Historical Background

15 Historical Background

Historical Background

Stanley is the new American in the new America He is an immigrant who believes that he too can achieve the American Dream

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