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Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams
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Mar 21, 2011

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The two main characters are like oil and water, Alma being sedate and artistic while John is a gambling, alcoholic partier. So of course Alma has a crush on John. Alma is the soul while John is the body - and, yes, Williams does overtly lay it out like this in the text - it is not a subtext! I wondered what Alma could see in John and came to the conclusion that it wasn't her intellect that was leading her to him...Williams is always to be depended on for the animal attractions of his characters!

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