Essay about Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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“‘SKIPPER! STOP LOVIN’ MY HUSBAND OR TELL HIM HE’S GOT TO LET YOU ADMIT IT TO HIM!’” (60). Homosexuality shows up in lots of different spots in the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, whether it is between Jack Straw and Peter Ochello, the original plantation owners, or Brick Pollitt and Skipper. This day on the plantation in the Mississippi Delta during the 1950’s is full of twists and turns like Brick’s sexuality, the undecided fate of the plantation, and the life becoming. Tennessee Williams creates conflicts in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof that are based on Brick’s homosexuality, which includes Brick’s drinking, Maggie’s desperation for a child, and the future of the plantation. Brick’s drinking stems from his relationship with Skipper. Their relationship is very similar to Jack Straw and Peter Ochello, who had a peaceful, caring, and loving relationship that they kept confined to their bedroom. “The room must evoke some ghosts; it is gently and poetically haunted by a relationship that must have involved a tenderness which was uncommon” (15). Jack and Peter were very happy together, but then Jack died. Peter quit eating and died of starvation like a dog when it loses his owner. Brick and Skipper had a relationship that resembled Straw and Ochello’s. While Brick was talking to Big Daddy, Big Daddy found out that Brick let Skipper die. “You!-- dug the grave of your friend and kicked him in it!-- before you’d face the truth with him,” (127). Skipper died because Brick would not face…

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