What is context?

Applying Context – AO3Applying Context – AO3Literary context
*Southern gothic
*tragedy – domestic tragedy
*melodrama
*Hart Crane – epigraph
*Parelles with Cat on Hot Tin Roof

Historical context
*Post war America
*civial war and the south
*racial tensions

Cultural context
*New Orleans
*the American south
*gender roles
*religion – bible belt
*the American Dream

Williams
*the fate of sister, Rose
*his homosexuality
*alcoholism and substance abuse
*mother, Edwina as a Southern belle
*father alcoholic – CC

Performance
*Kazan film
*changes from stage to screen
*modern interpretations

Mrs S Dutson

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