The Actress

The Actress

Yasmin Donald

The value which I have chosen is power. 

My poem is based on the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, and tells the story of an aspiring actress who wants to hit the big time. Unfortunately, in an attempt to further her career, she is overpowered by the so-called "big shot" critic whom she had hoped recognised her star potential. Although it is set in the 1950's, the topic of female exploitation remains a concern within modern day society. That is the reason why I chose to shine a spotlight on this subject; with awareness comes knowledge , and with knowledge- there is power.

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