Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. English Dept.
The family is a quintessential arena for conflict in both fact and fiction. Love and hatred, support and destruction, and life and death have butted heads within the setting of the home since time began. This two-sidedness inherent in the family allows for the particulary potent conflicts and relationships which exist among the family members of Tennessee Williams' plays. Williams' characters, specifically those in two of his most famous and deeply familial plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, are particularly intriguing and powerfully significant when explored as they relate to and function within the family.
play, family, relationship, conflict
Recommended CitationLacey, Maggie, "The Stork and The Reaper: Duality in the Family in Two Family Plays of Tennessee Williams" (1991). Honors Theses. Paper 1151.
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