Sweet Bird of Youth

by

Tennessee Williams

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The Lament

Throughout Sweet Bird of Youth, a “lament”—a melancholy strain of music—sometimes issues faintly from the overhead speakers. The occurrence of this music usually marks a shift in whatever emotional atmosphere the characters are navigating…

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The Cadillac

When the Princess agrees to help Chance become famous, she allows him to take her Cadillac for a drive around St. Cloud. When she asks why he wants to do this, he says: “I’m pretentious…

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