A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire Marriage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
I can hardly stand it when he is away for a night…
When he’s away for a week I nearly go wild!
And when he comes back I cry on his lap like a baby… (1.161-6)
Stella’s feelings for Stanley are driven by an intensity bordering on madness.
…You come out with me while Blanche is getting dressed.
Since when do you give me orders? (2.70-1)
Blanche has changed the dynamic of Stanley and Stella’s relationship. This is why Stanley resents her so much.
No. Stanley’s the only one of his crowd that’s likely to get anywhere.
It isn’t on his forehead and it isn’t genius.
It’s a drive that he has. (3.68-76)
As we’ve seen elsewhere, Stella’s love for her husband borders on hero-worship. How accurate is her vision of Stanley?