Streetcar scenes 7-11

1. How does Williams tend to end scenes, especially scene 8,9, and 10? Tragic? Suspenseful?


2. Streetcar is divided into eleven scenes rather than the traditional act and scene divisions in drama. What is the effect of this structure?


3. What are the moral or ethical lessons to be found in this play?


4. Blanche and Stanley are opposite characters and symbols of conflicting ideals. However, in what ways are these two characters similar? How does their similarities effect that action of the play?


5. How important is the final scene (eleven)? What does it add to the play? Why not just end with the rape scene in scene ten?


6. How does Williams use sound and lighting as dramatic devices?