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.
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies – Wiley
Published: Sep 1, 2019
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