‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ – Symbolism, Imagery and Allegory

Reading for today’s lesson – if you’re taking your extra time to complete the lit. study essay from yesterday, then please have this read for tomorrow’s lesson.

streetcare-named-desire-essay-symbolism-imagery-allegory

Revision Guides for Williams, Dickens and Gaskell

Here are the LitCharts for the drama and Dickens texts we’ve studied. These are a great starting point for your own revision and analysis, with lots of detail on themes, characterisation and key quotes. They’re also colour-coded, which means they look very pretty.

hard-times-LitChart

cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-LitChart

a-streetcar-named-desire-LitChart

Here’s also some online links to help with comparisons between Hard Times and North and South.

https://gaskellblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/dickens-hard-times-vs-gaskells-north-and-south-by-jane-greensmith/

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/dec/16/north-and-south-gaskell-review

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3506399?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405885522.pdf

 

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Context in Tennessee Williams

Below is the PowerPoint for studying the CONTEXT of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.

Cat_on_a_Hot_Tin_Roof_context

If you were off, try to use the research you complete for that task to help with this Literary Study question:

“Drama explores the local and the universal . . .”

 Discuss some of the principal means by which a playwright explores the “local and the universal” in any two plays.

Also, here’s something to watch when you get a chance, which will be helpful when trying to understand the context of Williams’ writing:

http://www.schooltube.com/video/30825d9050fb947c0d74/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-1

http://www.schooltube.com/video/75d9995cfc771ecb8682/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-2

http://www.schooltube.com/video/a18470ee365a50f5f9ab/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-3

http://www.schooltube.com/video/70fdeed19cb009560bd5/Tennessee%20Williams%20-%20Wounded%20Genius%20part%204

http://www.schooltube.com/video/7ee530d18723dda018b7/Tennessee%20Williams%20-%20Wounded%20Genius%20part%205