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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Plot Summary (1958) It’s 1958 Mississippi, where the white man stills holds more power than the blacks, (which is still modern day Mississippi). We meet our first main character named Brick Pollitt, played by Paul Newman. A former high school football star, he spends a night at his football field, trying to relive his glory days while getting completely wasted. Yeah, when you are depressed, go to the sight of your depression with tons of beer. He falls and breaks his leg while running, so he returns home and drinks some more. His wife Maggie, played by Elizabeth Taylor, talks to him about their relationship. But, Maggie is most likely Brick’s sister, which is common among most residents of Mississippi. So, she asks…

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    Southern Values in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof "The weight of Southern history, the power of social and racial divisions and its rituals and taboos often make self-determination and moral choice unachievable" (King). This statement from Kimball King perfectly summarizes the point Tennessee Williams strove to exemplify in many of his works. Thomas Lanier Williams, better known as Tennessee Williams, was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi. He spent the first seven years of his life in…

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    In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Brick reflects Williams’ a broken man who cannot proclaim the longing in his relationship with his dead friend Skipper. Sexual identity was something Williams wrestled with in his life and can be seen in this play (Lovelady). Being homosexual is mentally and ethically deadening to Brick’s mind and spirit which makes him turn to alcohol for relief. The 1960s were some of the most difficult years for Williams, longtime companion Frank Merlo died, similar to Bricks’ best…

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elia Kazan created a film adaptation in 1958 of Tennessee Williams’s original play titled Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This film overall offers an expanded role for Big Daddy, and one scene in particular that clearly shows this extended role is the basement scene (interpolated just for the film), that proves to be very incongruent with Williams’s thoughts on the topics of homosexuality, communication, and narcissism seen throughout his play. Homosexuality, a topic evident in…

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    Wednesday evening, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Essential Theatre presented a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The performance was staged at Charles Winter Wood Theatre, where the first scene opened with puzzled faces as Margaret screamed to her husband Brick. Tennessee Williams the author of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof displays homosexuality in a way that it was not accepted and the way lies broke a family apart. The play taken as a whole made you stop and think about the…

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    After same sex marriage became legal the amount of same sex ‘families’ increased but that’s because two single men might not be considered a family in society. The play “Cat on a hot tin roof” addresses a lot of these household barriers and that was made decades ago. In that time period (50’s) it was absurd to love someone of the same sex and one could be very mistreated for admitting such a thing. Luckily that is one thing everybody is in acceptance of today. Some might wonder why the laws…

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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…

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, has many different themes, and symbols. Four main symbols would be love, homesexulatiy, manliness, and lies. Throughout the acts there are as many themes as you think there couldn’t be in a play. These symbols have a truly deep meaning behind them as you read further in the story. There is truly a deep contextual and subtextual meaning as well. Under all the lies lays and unhappy family that breaks more than one heart. The theme from act one revolved…

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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…

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    Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer Prize with two works, those works were a streetcar named desire and Cat in a Hot Tin Roof. Tennessee Williams was born in the year 1911, in Mississippi. His name was Thomas Lanier Williams when he was born, He later changed his name after moving to New Orleans at age 28. Williams’s childhood was hard because although he was a happy boy, his life changed after his family moved to St. Louis Missouri. As a result of the urban life he now had, Williams turned…

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