We are students from the English department of Guangxi University of Technology(GXUT),China. Below are what we think of the movie A Streetcar Named Desire.
I think that women do not just stay at home to feed their husband afer they have got married as this is a very traditional way . I think it is not good for woman. In fact, it is very bad .Because as a woman , especially in a modern society ,we women should be independent ,we should do anything by ourselves as much as we can .Only by means of that can we realize our own value and make our life more beautiful.
( by He Huilin---何慧琳 )-----------------------------------
Now we have watched a part of this moive.Blanche and stella are sisters.They get on well with each other.Both of them like smoking ciggarets.S
tanley,the husband of Stella,is too much masculine.He beats his wife.He is so rude.But he also loves his wife very much.Stella often forgives him.But Blanche doesn't agree with her.She is afraid that her sister will be hurt again.
Mitch,the man who falls in love with Blanche,is diffrent from the others.He is very kind to the women.
It’s a moving movie that makes me think a lot. It reminds me of the hardships that women had suffered. The actress suffers from loneliness and she worried because of the reality. Her husband died and left her alone. She lives alone and does everything herself. Gradually, she doesn’t trust any men. And also, she believes that man who is rude to woman is not a good man, and woman should marry a gentleman, only in this way can a woman own the happiness. ( By Cheng Lan--- 程岚 )
I think that Blanche is a profligacy woman.She always seduces some men. I think that she is a bad woman.
Stalley is a bad-tempered man as he beats his wife ,has a row with her .Athought he loves her ,he does it again and again .I think this case does not only happan in other country but also in China.Family voilence is a big problem in a family. Wemen should take useful ways to protect theirs right.
My first impression on Blanche is that she is beautiful, mature, sensitive and a gentle lady. But she looks a bit worried and helpless about the new city when she visits her sister for the first time. She feels a little disappoited while she gets to the house of her sister because the room is so small and messy. Stanley, the husband of stelly, is a rude , irritable person.
After watching the movie, a few thoughts pop up in my brain. When Blanche was first seen to me, I thought her as a soft, gentle, pretty girl, but I was wrong, she has something I do not like, she smokes, often goes to the parties since she does not got a job. Stella is very kind to her sister, she is characteristic of women.Stan, who is a man of short temper, hits his wife frequently. Like the other men in the movie, the men all have something in common---violence.I think that is because of the social background, men dominate women, it seems that men are everything and they have all kinds of rights. Fortunately, this does not exsist in some part of our modern society.
I think that Stella is a kind woman. She loves her husband and sister. She does not allow her husband to pick on her sister. Stanley is a bad temper person. His wife has been pregnant. But he hit her.I think that he is not a good man.
Stanley is somewhat violent , especially when drunk . He beats his wife after drinking . But he loves her very much in his heart . He felt shameful when he woke up and realized what he had done to his wife . His wife is very kind . She cares about her sister a lot and forgives Stanley’s violence to her . She understands her sister and husband and cares about them
I think Blanche is beautiful, sick, tender but unconventional and degenerate woman .Stella is beautiful, outgoing, kind-hearted and she loves her sister and husband very much. Stanley is a handsome, strong man . He is also very rude, uncivilized and impolite. But he loves his wife very much . Though sometimes he beats his wife, he always feels regretful to her after that .Mitch is a very kind, gentle and tidy-and- neatly-dressed man .
My thought about the film---Though I have just watched a section of the film ,I think the film shows us that women and men were not equal to each other in the early time.A men is the master of a family while a woman should obey her husband.But now,this situation has changed.
It is difficult for me to understand this film because the characters speak so fast that I can’t follow them easily. But I really like Stanley. You know, though he hits her when she was going to have a baby, afterwards he begs her by kneeling down and she forgives him and loves him still. Though Blanche spoke ill of her husband, she sees her husband she forgets everything and throws herself into his arms. Loving a person ,we should love everything about him.
I think Mitch is a gentleman.Hee looks friendly and kind-hearted.He falls in love with the English teacher at first sight.When stanlay became rude and violent to his wife,he tried his best to stop him,he always helped Blanche and comfort her.So i think he is a very good person.
Stanley is so rough ,short-tempered and violent. .He is not a good husband .Sometimes he is strange and it is hard for people to understand what he is thinking..
I have watched half of the movie. But I still can not understand much about it because the actors speak too fast in this movie. Blanch works hard. But he can not be a good husband. He does not know what his wife really wants
Blanche is a woman who is eager for love ,and longs for being focused on. Maybe she is a little selfish,and she does not care about what others think of her.She is fashionable and maybe she is a little too vain.In a word ,in her character ,there are both good sides and bad sides .Stella is a kind woman ,she loves her husband very much though he is violent .She also loves her sister . Sometimes because of this ,she does not know how to deal with it when the two come into conflicts.Stanley is a violent young man ,though he also loves his wife very much ,yet he sometimes beats her .He tries his best to put up with Blanche,yet he is more or less impetuous.In my eyes ,Mitch is a man who is easily to be tempted.
Because i have not seen the movie yet, i don not know how to comment on the movie,but my impression is that i do not like the people in it.Maybe the effect of movie is not good( I dislike black-and-white movies,to be frankly.).I don not know what is the main idea of the story.Still,i want to say something about it.I think Blanche is very untrue,and Stella ia very kind but pitiful. Stanley has a strong character,he resort to violences.
I read this story last term,so I know the movie a bit better. I would like to share with you my feeling of the movie.What a sad story it is! At the beginning of the story, I think that Stanley is a straight-forward, honest but a little cruel person. I can’t believe that he hit his wife and sexually abused Blanche. It might be a symbol of the masculine man in the old world. He tries to control his wife. Why could he betrays his wife? Maybe Stella should not return to Stanley for his betrayal.From the beginning to the end, Stella is royal to her husband. She is kind to her sister and enthusiastic. But what happened to her is so terrible. It’s a bad thing if you are divorced by your husband and return to your own home.
When Blanche appeared in the movie at the first time, I think she is a very beautiful girl. After watching the movie for a while, I found that she was a girl who had been hurt emotionally .The boy who loved her had died , she fell into pain and unabled come out . She is a little mentally-disordered. Stella was a lively girl .She liked stimulative things. She loved her husband and her sister very much .For the sake of her sister , she could quarrel with her husband. Stanley was a strong but rude man .I hate him very much . He loved his wife very much .thought they quarrel with each other.
Blanche is beautiful and sexy woman who likes showing herself off ,but she is always scary of something.Stella doesn’t likes to work ( Is it true she couldn’t find work?),so she has to depend on her husband ,though he is so rude to her.Stanley is a rude man ,who enjoys gambling and drinking.
Blanche is a so rude man. I do not like him very much. He did not know his wife and argued with her. Even he hit his wife. He is not a good husband.Stella is a good wife and sister. She knew her sister had done something wrong,( Is it true that she had found out what her sister had done before she came to her home?) so she helped her.Stanley is so poor. She had a bad temper. Mitch is a good man. I know he likes Blanche. I think he will make her happy. He is a good husband in the future.( This student won’t say this after she finishes watching the movie.)
Blanche goes and lives under her roof of Stella's,her feeling might not so good.Stella must love her husband very much that she can forgive his fault.Stanley is a handsome but violent man who has a bad temper.
I think Blanche is a woman who a little crazy, something she did I can’t understand.Stella is a kind woman, she is easy to forgive others and she is easy to satisfied.Stan is a cruel man, he often drinks and hit Stella, but sometime he also like a child, need others love.Mitch is a veracious man, he is a little fool, but is easy to get along with. He wants to show his love to Blanche,but obviously he doesn’t know how to do.
I think Blanche is a girl who was influend by the death of her hunsband .I feel she was a little mad and vain. She thought a woman should be independent by herself .but she couldn’t do it .Stella was always dependent on her hunaband .she did not work ,instead staying at home. I think she should do something by herself.So far, I have a bad expression on stanley . He hit his wife that that is a very bad thing .I think for whatever reason , he should not use violence. I think the couple should love each other and understand each other. To some extent , I agree with the Blanche who said Stan is like an animal ..
This film is reflects that time when men was a little cruel!But I think this is ture,if only men do work to support the family.The man will become a little proud,and will think he is in a higher situation.But now this has changed.Women can do lot of work just like men.They support family together.Not only the woman but also the man take care their children and do housework together.
Blanche has a big shadowland about her past. Sometimes she is very pretty, but sometimes she can not control her feelings. But what’s more, I consider she is not dishonest enough. That’s not good. Stanley is a handsome, straight-forward man. But sometimes he can’t use a rational way to solve the problems between him and her wife. We can learn something about relationship abuse from him.
My first expression of the characters in “The Streetcar of Desire” is as follow:Blanch is a sick wonman who has many sad stories in her mind and she is often worrying what others would say about her past.Stella is a kind girl ,who often does her best to keep her sister calm and never complain to her husband’s violence .Mitch is a gentlemen who is friendly to everyone ,especial to Blanch .And he is against violent also.Stanley is a rude man who easily gets angery ,often qurrals with others, even hits his wife .It’s very bad!Does the film mainly tell us something of “violent” and American’s early life which is very messy and hard? I hope to finish the movie and write more about it.In that time women had no right equal to men and they had no work so they have to ask money from their husbands.
Blanche was kind ,friendly,accessible,and she was sesitive to the violence ,facing which she knew that women needed to get their right instead of being controlled by the stronger men. And she looks luxurious in her dress.Stella was a loyal wife ,soft to her husband though he was violenct to her ,and she would not like to do anything Instead of giving a hand out for money to stanley who was her husband.Mitch:He was kind to girls, respectful to them ,certainly he was stronger and romantic. ( by Cai Yan---蔡燕)
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