undergraduate thesis
Gender Stereotyping in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire

Mihaela Magdić (2016)
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature
Metadata
TitleGender Stereotyping in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire
AuthorMihaela Magdić
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by the American writer Tennessee Williams. The play received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year of 1948. It is often regarded as one of the best plays of the 20th century and one of the best plays of Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire is a critique of post-war American society that put a huge amount of restrictions on women’s lives. It criticizes the way women were treated during those years. In the first chapter, the definition of gender stereotyping is given with a special emphasis on the distinction between male and female stereotypes. In the chapters that follow, the analysis of gender stereotyping expands on the characters of the play A Streetcar Named Desire – Blanche DuBois, Stanley Kowalski, and Stella Kowalski. Each character is described through a set of stereotypes that define and shape their lives. The focus of the paper then shifts to a play Belle Reprieve that was created to talk specifically about gender roles and stereotypes in A Streetcar Named Desire. Through a reversal of gender roles, the play deals with the stereotypes presented in A Streetcar Named Desire in a humoristic way.
Parallel title (Croatian)Rodni stereotipi u Tramvaju zvanom čežnja Tennessee Williamsa
GranterJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of English Language and Literature
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeCroatian Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. croat.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-14
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois Stella Kowalski Stanley Kowalski gender stereotyping sexuality
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:069472
CommitterLana Šuster