A Streetcar Named Desire

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Comparison between My Fair Lady and A Streetcar Named Desire John Erman televised 1984 renewal of A Streetcar Named Desire allowed the public to view Tennessee William’s play in the comfort of their own homes. George Cukor’s musical rendition of My Fair Lady won multiple Oscars including best sound and best music score while instantly becoming a well beloved classic. Both My Fair Lady and A Streetcar Named Desire had revivals that could be found on the stages of Broadway during the 1970’s. While, My Fair Lady and A Streetcar Named Desire parallel each other through their similar usage of characterization and the role that social classes played, the two productions have a number of striking differences including the mentality of the leading…show more content…
They offered relief from Stanley’s and Mr. Higgins’ more brutish roles. Both Stanley and Mr. Higgins portrayed misogynistic men that refused to permit the females in their lives an opinion. Mr. Higgins continuously degraded Eliza throughout the plot of the movie. Higgins not only failed to acknowledge the fact the Eliza was really a lady and not just playing the role he created for her but, by simply to ignored his wrongdoings where Eliza is concerned he continued on as if she never left so he could ignore the battering his ego faced . Stanley refused to allow Stella the ability to defend her sister. Stanley would beat Stella when she didn’t comply resulting in Stella going into labor at the end of the movie. Although, at the end of the productions both leading men were left to portray the idealistic male head of the household after their faults were already put on display. Much like Blanche’s vice for men and spirits Eliza is prone to indulging in chocolates. Similarly to how Blanch found comfort in belittling others with subtle jabs at their intelligence by speaking other languages, Mr. Higgins found security in his superior knowledge of the English language. Each movie dealt with the concept of a barrier between social classes. Eliza and Blanch were both faced…show more content…
Eliza, Stella, and Blanche all were left by their fathers. Stella and Blanche’s father died resulting in the loss of Belle Reve but, Eliza was abandoned and set aside by her drunk of a father. Unlike how Blanche dealt with the loss of the aristocratic status, Eliza was able to overcome her feelings of discontent as her social rank skyrocketed. Eliza revisited her former home and when she realized that her old friends no longer recognized her due to her eloquent speech and her dignified demeanor she was able to accept her role at Mr. Higgins’ side. While, Mitch is more concerned for the well-being of his mother and wishes to marry just to make her content, Colonel Pickering is worried that Eliza will be called out as a fraud in the presence of the Queen of Transylvania Mitch failed to step up in the face of Blanche’s downfall and allowed her to subside into her mental delirium and be taken away, yet Freddie followed Eliza when she fled from Mr. Higgin’s home in the middle of the night. Although, Stella faced physical abuse at the hands of her husband, Eliza was put under mental abuse by Mr. Higgin’s. Colonel Pickering attempted to stand up for Eliza, while Eunice and Steve do little to put an end to Stanley’s abuse to his wife. My Fair Lady and A Streetcar Named Desire have a clear distinction in how the leading females were able to come to their

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