This paper compares and contrasts the sibling relationship of Brick and Cooper in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with the sibling relationship of Stella and Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
… sisters who are both very much dependant on men for support. The rivalry is just suggested or hinted at, for example when Blanche flirts with Stellas husband Stanley.
In A Streetcar named Desire, the author Tennessee Williams brings to the stage two sisters, Blanche and Stella who were brought up on an estate Belle Revue in Laurel, which has lost all its grandeur and wealth. Blanche who is afraid to accept things as they are and tries to cloak her life in bygone grandeur and beauty, contrasted by her sister Stella who has accepted her rough life in a …
… the two sisters in scene five highlights this aspect:
STELLA: … there are things that happen between a man and a woman in the darkthat sort of make everything else seemunimportant.
BLANCHE: What you are talking about is brutal desirejustDesire! The name of that rattle-trap street–car that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another.
When she throws herself at the young newspaper boy, Blanche reveals her hypocrisy she is lustful underneath her genteel, morally upright facade. Blanche condemns Stanley and Stellas purely sexual relationship, but we see that her …