The Predicament of Modern People An Analysis of the Southern Gentlewomen of Tennessee Williams's Major Plays
- Tennessee Williams; Old South; southern gentlewomen
Tennessee Williams is famous for his portraits of the southern gentlewomen. It is with these gentlewomen that a study of Tennessee Williams's plays must logically begin. This thesis is based on the typical examples of gentlewomen of Williams's major plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Summer and Smoke. By analyzing the mind of the South and the character of its people, the thesis draws the conclusion that these gentlewomen are the embodiment of modern people and their predicament is exactly the same as that of the modern people.
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TY - CONF AU - Li Zhao PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Predicament of Modern People An Analysis of the Southern Gentlewomen of Tennessee Williams's Major Plays BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 286 EP - 290 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125916103 ID - Zhao2019/08 ER -