Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Essay

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In Tennessee Williams’ play, the drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, certain themes from the playwright’s own life are reflected throughout the plot of the play. Having watched the play in class, I will analyze and discuss the plot, characters, and themes of the play by including examples from the play. Furthermore, I will mention how the art of the play resonated with me, and what I learned from the play about theatre.
Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof follows a climactic plot structure with a cause and effect type of construction. The play opens up with introducing the Pollitt family, a Southern family in crisis, gathered at the family estate to celebrate the birthday and “good” health of Big Daddy. The doctor gave the joyful news that there was no
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After the argument, Brick asked Maggie to hand him his crutch, but she offers her shoulder instead, which angers Brick because he does not want to touch her. She then changes into white clothes, symbolizing a purifying transformation. The couple continues to argue about their relationship, and how Maggie is childless and how she feels like “a cat on a hot tin roof” all the time. Brick encourages her to jump off the roof, and take a lover, which offends Maggie. This was when Big Mama tried to enter the couple’s room, where she then has a chat with Maggie about if she is “making Brick happy” and if he struggles with an alcohol problem. Maggie pretends to play dumb, and Big Mama is suspicious about their marriage. Brick gets dressed, in white, and everyone goes outside to have dinner. After the dinner feast for Big Daddy, the doctor revealed to Brick that Big Daddy really is dying of cancer, where he then tries to leave the estate and go home. However, as drunk as he is, he cannot go home so stays up in his room. This scene is the point of

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