Something Unspoken - Garden District 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Two different one-act plays by Tennessee Williams were performed in 1959 with the generic title of 'Garden District'. The first one, 'Something unspoken', tells the story of an elder woman, Cornelia Scott, and her desire to be named president of a society club called the Daughters of the Confederation. She's sitting at home making and getting calls from the saloon where the voting is taking place. She's being accompanied by her secretary, Grace Lancaster, a 40 year old woman who, in her relation with Cornelia, there's always 'something unspoken', something that happened long ago and to which Grace always denies talking about despite Cornelia's insistence. The feeling is that there was an awkward sexual scene between the two, and Cornelia gets attacks of angst about it now and then since her harassed companion won't say what she felt. The issue is dropped, unresolved, when Cornelia learns she hasn't being elected for anything. Finally, Cornelia decides to quit the club.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Love problems?    -   lesbianism!!!!

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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