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Prompt:Select one major character from A Streetcar Named Desire and explore how he or she performs gender. How does he/she reinforce gender stereotypes? How might…

Prompt:Select one major character from A Streetcar Named Desire and explore how he or she performs gender.
How does he/she reinforce gender stereotypes? How might he/she disrupt traditional gender performance?
What significance emerges when analyzing this character and play from a gender perspective? In other words, what theme or message does this give the play?
Organization Suggestions:Paragraph 1:
-What is gender performance?
-Why is it important?
-What character will you study? Describe him/her.
-So what? What do we learn about gender in the play? Theme?
Paragraph 2:
-Explain one way  he/she performs gender.
-This paragraph will need one quotation.
-Make sure to explain the importance of this performance–why does it matter to the play?
Paragraph 3:
-Explain another  way  he/she performs gender.
-This paragraph will need one quotation.
-Make sure to explain the importance of this performance–why does it matter to the play?
Paragraph 4:
-Conclude Why does studying the play from the gender perspective matter?
-How does this connect to your life?
Make sure to proofread carefully before submitting.

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