INTRODUCTION Both Thunderstorm by the Chinese famous playwright Cao Yu and A Streetcar Named Desire by the American playwright Tennessee Williams are epical plays that reveal the uncertainty of human destiny and the inadequacy of human capacity in coping with complex circumstances. As it is suggested in both plays, the heroines, Fan Yi and Blanche, are passionate women with strong personalities that constitute their strong desire for love and freedom--a high goal in their life that is supposed to be fulfilled through their own struggle. However, because of their ignorance about the complexity and cruelty of the reality and their irrational indulgence in their passions for love, hatred, revenge, and desire, they encounter contradictions in their fulfillment of their goals that throw them into endless conflicts with reality. Their lack of adequate knowledge and irrational perception about complex situation as well as their inner conflicts only induces misery and downfall to themselves. Analysing the two female characters, we find how each of them become frustrated and disillusioned in their struggle with the reality.