The Use of Light and Dark in A Streetcar Named Desire

3 pages | 750 words

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Williams Tennessee is a play that explores the dark side of human nature. The playwright uses various symbols to suggest an overall theme of light versus darkness, or good versus evil. The conflict between Stanley and Blanche represents the conflict between the Old South and the New South. In the end, Blanche's fragility gives way to madness, which ultimately leads to her downfall.