A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: analyze the significance of the play within the context of the development of twentieth-century American drama; trace the development of the major and secondary themes of the play (the Old South cannot survive the industrialized modern world, desire leads to sorrow/loneliness/death, life is inherently lonely, fantasy and reality are incompatible with one another, human beings are animals); identify the common motifs used throughout the play; analyze the use of music, costumes, scenery, and lighting; identify the characteristics and components of a tragedy, including exposition, conflict, rising action, crisis, climax, falling action, denouement, and catastrophe; and analyze the significance of the title of the play and its relationship to the central themes of the work.72 pages. ©2009.
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