Discussion of Desire From Stanley's Angle
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@@@@@"Williams's attitude towards Stanley is at times positive. He seems to celebrate the sensual vigor and pride that Stanley possesses:
@@@@@ Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes. Since earliest manhood the center of his life has been pleasure with woman, the giving and taking of it, not with weak indulgence, dependently, but with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens."
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@@@@ From this paragraph, we can find the brutish desire of Stanley. He seeks for sensual life, material pleasure. His behavior is just like an animal treats other animals. He seeks pleasure from women and always evaluates women. The environment, which he lives, is a reason that causes his sensual desire. Besides, Stanley is uneducated. Hence, he will treat people, even women, by his own way.

@@ We can find Stanley's brutish desire especially from his attitude towards Stella.

@@"Brutish though he is, Stanley genuinely loves and needs his wife, and he cannot be blamed for protecting his marriage against any force that would destroy it." ------------ ( Ӥhפ , p 32)
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@@ "A stubborn opponent, a challenge to Stanley's domination of his wife, Blanche is a dangerous intruder who must be expelled."
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@@@@ We can find that Stanley treat Stella badly. He beats Stella and impolite to Stella in front of other people. He seldom takes her suggestions and often scolds to her. He only likes a baby to Stella when he wants to make love with Stella. We can find the evidence in the scene three and scene eleven. However, we can not deny he really loyal to his marriage. He is reluctant to let anyone destroy his marriage. Hence, when he finds that Blanche is a dangerous intruder. He tries his best to expel her.

@@On the other hand, we can find Stanley's desire from his attitude towards to Blanche and other girls. At the end of the play, we know that Stanley rape Blanche. He even says, "maybe you wouldn't be bad to interfere with," "We've had this date with each other from the beginning. As for his attitude to other girls, we can find in the scene two. He doesn't want to praise women. Besides, he may make love with other women although he already has a wife. He just wants to release his sensual desire.

@@In the novel, Williams also uses the picture and the color of the clothes as a symbol of Stanley and those poker players' desire.

@ "Williams uses Van Gogh's Night Cafe to represent the sensual atmosphere in the scene:
@There is a picture of Van Gogh's of a billiard-parlor at night. ....The poker players -- Stanley, Steve, Mitch and Pablo -- wear colored shirts, solid blues, a purple, a red-and-white check, a light green, and they are men at the peak of their physical manhood, as coarse and direct and powerful as the primary colors.
@@@@ This description puts emphasis on the physical strength of the poker players, whose primitive tastes and pleasure are a great contrast to Blanche."

------------( Ӥhפ , p 35)
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@@@@ Those clothes' colors convey the bestiality of those men. It also conveys their attitudes and desire towards women. The colors which stand for Stanley and those poker players are read, yellow, and green. Blue is the color which is stand for the high class. Consequently, those two different colors represent the conflict between two classes. Besides, the picture stands for the environment that they live or stay.

@ "Stanley likes the naked bulb, which reveals truth to him. He cannot stand any unreal things, which, in his view, have to be exposed to face the truth."

-----------(Ӥhפ , p 39)
@@@@@@@@ In the play, we also can find the vulgar way that Stanley releases his desire. First of all, he always wants to know the truth.
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@@@@ Because he always wants to know the truth, he is cruel to Blanche. He doesn't show his sympathy toward Blanche's past. He tries to find the truth of Blanche. He even forces Blanche to leave at the end. Meanwhile, he is faithful to his friend Mitch, telling him the past of Blanche.

@ Secondly, he always wants to control women. Besides, he wants everyone to obey his commands.

I@@ "In the world of Stanley anyone who fails to follow his primitive tastes and pleasures is doomed to suffer."

------------(Ӥhפ , p 35)
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@ "His other rough acts are understandable -- tossing the meat package to Stella, ruffling Blanche's rich clothes, throwing the radio out of the window's breaking plates when he is insulted.
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@@@@@@@@ We think that Stanley looks Stella as his possession. In short, he wants to control and above women. He releases his desire by these impolite acts.

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