PLAYS AS FILMS
The premiseof this play is that love blinds people. The reason for the premiseis that Stella did not believe her sister because she was in lovewith Stanley and showed more loyalty to Stanley than her own sisterBlanche (Haag and Cole 1980).
Expositionis where the script introduces everything: the characters, relevantinformation, the setting, place, time, and the problem.
An incitingincident refers to a critical plot component in a fiction work, wherean event strikes the main characters, and their lives change fromnormal to adjust to the plot of the story. It could be as easy thefirst encounter with someone and witness a murder.
Theinciting incident in the above play is when Stanley met Blanche andcould avoid paying any attention to her.
It is aninciting incident because their encounter changed their lives toadapt the plot story. Similarly, it is upon the encounter of Blancheand Stanley that the story streams.
WhenStanley realizes that he was losing control over Stella, he decidesto impose force by being uncultured as people have always made fun ofhim not being cultured. He buys Blanche a bus ticket to Oriole evenafter knowing that she cannot go back there (Lavandier 2005).
Climax iswhen the plot takes a breath after keeping it suspense, it the mostemotional part of the play. The climax of this play is when Stanleyrapes Blanche.
This is aclimax because as it is the most emotional part of the play. Evenafter the rape, no one trusts Blanche.
The Fallingaction refers to when the action cools starts cooling down after theclimax. In this play, the falling action is when Stella realized thatBlanche was right.
Theresolution is the end it is the final part of the play where theplot does the final wrapping. In this play, the resolution is whenStella learns the truth and decides never to go back to Stanley.
I wouldextend to show how Stanley would learn that he lost Stella’sloyalty and how he would suffer afterwards. It is because Stanley hadcreated a rift between two sisters, and he was a hero, his downfallwould make the audience happy (Trottier 1998).
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Lavandier, Y. (2005). Writing Drama, A Comprehensive Guide forPlaywrights and Scritpwriters. Le Clown & l`Enfant.
Trottier, D. (1998). The Screenwriter`s Bible: A Complete Guide toWriting, Formatting, and Selling Your Script. Silman-James Press.