A brilliant paint of southern reality
So, describing this play is quite difficult, but let's go by parts.
Starting with Blanche and Stella, both of them had the same education as "Southern Belles". What does this mean? Basically, they were educated to be funny, beautiful, polite and please the man. Also, the only chance they have in life is marrying a farmer - a rich man.
Stanley is not a rich man, he is a ordinary man who lives with Stella in a work class neighborhood. He was never educated on how to treat a woman well: he abuses in authority, using, sometimes, his force to make the truth rely on his last words in a speech.
The interesting part is that while Blanche is hysterical about her position as a now poor woman, Stella's is happy with her situation. She even says "I am not in any place I want to get out of". Isn't is just insane?
(This question below is NOT a spoiler, but if you think it'll influence your own reading, just stop here and goodbye!)
Now, for those who finished the book: can we blame these three people decisions, behaviors and actions... Or they are all victims of the social system they were living in? That's the question.
There is a very interesting analysis of this play in the Channel and Website "Course Hero". The link below will lead you to the videos.