April 20, 2004

Not feelin' the love...

I think I have to disagree slightly with what Melinda posted in her blog entry...

Melinda states in her entry that Stanley (In "A Streetcar Named Desire") probably wasn't as abusive as we think he is because he probably loved Stella underneath. I think that if pushing her around, hitting her, and raping her sister is love, it's very twisted. Stanley and Stella both claim that Stanley gets a mean streak in him because he is frustrated that Blanche is there invading their privacy...however, I feel that the abusiveness was going on for a while, since their wedding night when he "smashed the lightbulbs with the heel of my (Stella's) slipper." Just because Blanche is there is no excuse to hit your pregnant wife. That's my take on the subject.

Posted by MeghanKite at April 20, 2004 07:56 PM

I have to agree with you. People who are abusive ALWAYS find some excuse to use to validate why they are performing the ILLEGAL act of domestic violence. If it wasn't her sister being there it would be something else, trust me. Stanley thought he loved her but it's not love~it's his sick and twisted version of love.

Posted by: Sherry at April 28, 2004 12:53 PM

Good point, Meghan. The audience may have still had some sympathy for Stanley up until that point, but Williams really wants to make sure the audience turns against him.

Sherry, Stanley made a big deal about flaunting his knowledge of the Napoleonic Code, but he missed a few very important legal details. Good for you for pointing that out. (I've missed you in class, but I'm glad to know you're still following along!)

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at April 28, 2004 10:32 PM

I meghan i had your name in my address book and you forget to put you address in my address book? can you please give it to me as soon as possible? from you best friend ashley can you please write me or call me my home phone is 310 377 4743 and my cell phone is 310 404 3029? pbs i really miss you?

Posted by: ashley harvie at September 26, 2005 08:03 PM
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