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Role of Parent Ego State in Violence Emergence in A Streetcar Named Desire Play

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Educational Science and Art, Tehran Art University, Tehran, IRAN
  • 2Tehran Art University, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 66-69, July,2 (2015)


Psychological theories are among theories which are commonly used in investigation of literary works. To this end, the current work aims at investigating characters of A Streetcar Named Desire play using transactional analysis as a psychological theory which has not been used in literary works investigation. This study aims at exploring characters of the work using concepts of this theory especially ego states, and showing its impacts on the play script. Analysis of the play according to this theory indicate how ego states can play role in shaping relationship between characters and even in shaping play script and direct it. Application of this theory in analysis showed that it can be a good tool for determining characteristics of the play characters and representing their internal motives driving play action.


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