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Three's a crowd: Stella's pregnancy and the arrival of an “other” in A Streetcar Named Desire

Three's a crowd: Stella's pregnancy and the arrival of an “other” in A Streetcar Named Desire This paper explores the difficulties that may arise for some men when their wives become pregnant. The advent of a child may threaten the intense marital dyadic relationship on which a man may depend. The author explores how this particular threat to a husband's sense of security is manifest dramatically in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. In this reading of the play, Stella's pregnancy and Stanley's feelings about it lie at the heart of the drama. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies Wiley

Three's a crowd: Stella's pregnancy and the arrival of an “other” in A Streetcar Named Desire

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1742-3341
eISSN
1556-9187
DOI
10.1002/aps.1627
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Abstract

This paper explores the difficulties that may arise for some men when their wives become pregnant. The advent of a child may threaten the intense marital dyadic relationship on which a man may depend. The author explores how this particular threat to a husband's sense of security is manifest dramatically in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. In this reading of the play, Stella's pregnancy and Stanley's feelings about it lie at the heart of the drama.

Journal

International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic StudiesWiley

Published: Sep 1, 2019

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