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Nymphomaniac : a woman with uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire.
Peripeteia : a sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances, especially in reference to
fictional narrative.
Hubris : excessive pride or self confidence
Anagnorisis : the point in a play, novel, etc., in which a principal character recognizes or discovers
another character's true identity or the true nature of their own circumstances.
Nemesis : the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.
a long-standing rival; an arch-enemy.
" a downfall caused by an inescapable agent.
"one risks nemesis by uttering such words"
Catharsis :the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
"music is a means of catharsis for them"
synonyms: purging, purgation, purification, cleansing, release, relief, emotional
release, freeing, deliverance
hamartia : a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.
Illusive : deceptive; illusory.
Diegetic music in a film or TV programme is part of the action and can be heardby
the characters, rather than being just for the people watching to hear
Non-diegetic music in a film or TV programme is played over the action for
thepeople watching to hear, rather than being part of the action and heard by thecharacters.
Scene 5 she flirts with the young boy “Come here. I want to kiss you, just once, softly and
sweetly on your mouth!” because she still fantasises about her youth.
Dependence on men
Williams uses blanche and Stella as a mouthpiece to depict their dependence on men to expose and
critique the treatment of women during the 20th century . they see male companions as their only
means to achieve happiness, sustenance and self- image. Contrastingly in ADH Nora sets out on
ajourney of self discovery in act 3 after she realises torvald doesn’t really love her and their marriage
has been play acting She tells torvald “ you are not the man to help me there,That’s something I
must do on my own and that’s why im leaving you”
Sexuality and death ( desire)
Men and masculinity
Drugs and alcohol
Fantasies inability to overcome reality : through an exploration of the boundary of the exterior and
the interior. Blanches final deluded happiness suggests that to some extent fantasy is a vital force
at play in evry individuals experience despite realitys inevitable triumph
The characters leave and enter the apartment thoughout the play, often bringing their problems
with them that they encounter in a larger environment
Good sentences
Masterfully captured
Stanley a practical man firmly grounded in the physical world disdains blanches fabrications and
does everything he can to unravel them
Use of literary devices
J of action is seen in scene 2 where stella and Stanley are in reality while blanche is oblivious
of it, she is in her own fantasy world