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Throwing Meat

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How is Stanley's first action in the play, throwing meat, symbolic?

A

Stanley is "unrefined" so he throws food.

B

Stanley has "love of good drink and food" and he is sharing that with Stella.

C

Stanley literally "brings home the meat" as the dominant provider and figuratively his throwing the meat can be viewed as a symbol of male virulity.

D

It reinforces the "raffish charm" of New Orleans.

E

It reinforces Stella's high class.