Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Tennessee Williams struggled his entire life with sexuality and spirituality. His view of God and sex were continuously intermingled in confusion, and the resulting chaos found its way into many of Williams’ plays. This thesis focuses on Williams’ entire career, from his very first plays to some of his last. The theme of flesh versus spirit is examined closely. Williams attempted in many ways to find a balance between the two and his characters exemplify this search.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Walker Rutledge

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature

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