A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire Sex 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.
Why on our wedding night – soon as we came in here – he snatched off one of my slippers and rushed about the place smashing the light-bulbs with it.
And you – you let him? Didn’t run, didn’t scream?
I was – sort of – thrilled by it. (4.18-22)
There is definitely an undercurrent of sexuality to Stanley’s violent aggression – and one that Stella finds very attractive.
But there are things that happen between a man and a woman in the dark – that sort of make everything else seem – unimportant. [Pause]
What you are talking about is brutal desire – just – Desire! – the name of that rattle-trap street-car that bans through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another… (4.103-4)
It’s interesting that Blanche seems to identify lust as a vulgar, common emotion, considering that she is guilty of it herself.