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Treatment of Women in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frankenstein, and Othello - When we consider the patriarchal societies presented in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1954), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) and Othello by William Shakespeare (1602), and attempt to draw conclusions between them, perhaps due to the two-hundred years passing amid the texts, the patriarchal society presented in Othello, one which values bravery and honour, as seen in act I scene II, by Othello ascribing Desdemona’s love of him as owing to the “battles, sieges, fortunes that I have pass’d”; contrasts with that shown in Frankenstein, whereby, as Dr Siv Jannsson comments, Shelley reveals the, “confrontation between a scientific pursuit as seen as masculine and a feminine natur...   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof] 1996 words
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Lies and Mendacity in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" - Lies and Mendacity run rampant in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. They help keep the play going and keep it interesting. The play shows us the lies that people tell themselves and other instead of the truth that is hard to accept but must be said. The entire family is involved with lies to Big Daddy and Big Momma, as are the doctors. They tell them that Big Daddy does not have cancer, but only a spastic colon. Brick lies to himself about his feelings for Skipper until Big Daddy forces him to face it. He then understands that he is upset about the way his clean friendship has been misinterpreted....   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof] 276 words
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Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" In 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Williams presents the audience with w world of mendacity. Every fibre of the character's being is based on a spectrum of deceit, from self-deception, to exploitation to social lies. The characters' names themselves conceal the irony and deceit, for example Brick, the leading man. The name Brick itself suggests a tough, strong man, but Brick's character suggests a weak, pathetic man who tries hard to forget his past by indulging in a life of alcohol....   [tags: Williams Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays] 2153 words
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Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof       "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof," written by Tennessee Williams is a brilliant play about a dysfunctional family that is forces to deal with hidden deceptions and hypocrisy.  The issues that this play revolves around transcend time and region.   By 1955 Tennessee Williams was already a well known and respected playwright. Theatergoers, as well as critics, had enthusiastically anticipated the arrival of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Many loved the play, but they had difficulty with the play's resolution....   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Essays]
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Homosexual Theme in Tennessee William's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Homosexual Theme in Tennessee William's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof              In his essay "Come back to the Locker Room Ag'in, Brick Honey!" Mark Royden Winchell discusses several aspects of the homosexual theme in Tennessee William's play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Winchell describes the play as subversive because it casts doubt onto the innocence of male companionship, the two most tolerant characters are the most overtly heterosexual characters, and homosexuality is depicted as a personal rather than social or political problem, despite the time period of this play....   [tags: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof]
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Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof         Tennessee William's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a thought-provoking play that explores human relationships of all kinds. The character of Brick is forced to examine the relationship with his friend, Skipper, his wife, his family, and himself. Other characters, Gooper, Mae, and Big Mama, demonstrate stifling marriage relationships. Big Daddy, though, is one of the most interesting characters in that he illustrates the strange relationship one can have with one's possessions....   [tags: Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays Williams Papers]
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Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," written by Tennessee Williams is a brilliant play about a dysfunctional family that is forces to deal with hidden deceptions and hypocrisy. The issues that this play revolves around transcend time and region. By 1955 Tennessee Williams was already a well known and respected playwright. Theatergoers, as well as critics, had enthusiastically anticipated the arrival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Many loved the play, but they had difficulty with the play's resolution. (Winchell, 711) ...critics and ordinary theatre-goers have not always known what to make of the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams explores two comparable, but dissimilar characters Maggie and Brick. Maggie’s character comes from a poor family; she is a lonely, sociable, jealous, seductive, devious, cunning, and greedy. While Brick comes from a rich family and is lonely, has a sense of guilt, is an alcoholic, unsociable, and a coward when it comes to problems. Brick and Maggie grew up with incredibly opposite lifestyles that helped mold them into the people they are today. Brick was born into a family of wealth, who lived on a 28,000 acre plantation....   [tags: guilt, wealth, jealousy]
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Couple Relationships in Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - The plays Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams both depict relationships between husbands and wives. In Macbeth the readers experience a relationship between a cowardly king and an ambitious queen, while in Cat on the Hot Tin readers see a more relatable relationship between a heartless plantation tycoon, Big Daddy and his timid wife Big Mama. As like in all relationships, there are definite differences between the interactions of Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, and Big Daddy to Big Mama....   [tags: Communication, Loyalty, Degrading]
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Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Doubt by John Shanley - In order to climb up the ladder of society, people oppress those characteristics that lead them to failure. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, homosexuality was seeing as a mental disease of the human race. Homosexuals did not fit in the schema of the American family. Tennessee Williams, in his play “The Cat on the Hot Tin Roof”, shows the effects of society´s views on homosexuals through the main character Brick. In addition to Williams´ play, the theatrical work, “Doubt” by John Shanley, also depicts the struggles that an African American kid undergoes in order to suppress his sexuality....   [tags: opposite views, play comparison] 1732 words
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Tennessee Williams and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof       Tennessee Williams has been described as the most literary of the major dramatists and one of America's best playwrights (Bloom, p.2). He has been praised by critics for his compassionate understanding of the spiritually downtrodden (Gale Databases, p. 8). One of his most famous plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has been described as his most powerful, and deals with the then taboo subject of homosexuality (Becker, p. 2).   Tennessee Williams, whose real name is Thomas Lanier Williams, was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Experiences In A Society From Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Love, Greed, and the Truth Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams is a play about the experiences in society. Among these experiences is death, communication, and honesty amongst men. Big Daddy has everything he needs. Brick got everything he wanted as a child. Yet Big Daddy learns later from Brick that there wasn’t one worldly possession that could satisfy Brick’s yearning for love from his father. Brick understands that the world is so focused on money and physical possessions that he isolates himself from this world....   [tags: essays research papers] 658 words
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Dramatic Devices in Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Dramatic Devices in Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof "Williams instinctively understands the loneliness of a human being - his or her constant and desperate attempt that is to escape the reality that is there loneliness and their subsequent failure to do so". Williams portrays this loneliness to an audience through the spatial distances on stage between characters, which is suggested in the stage direction. "Margaret is alone". It is also emphasised through symbolism and the dialogue between characters....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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Changes in Relationships Throughout “Macbeth” by Shakespeare and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams - ... What Lady Macbeth is speaking about when she says this in the play is that she can’t and will not get over Duncan’s death. This also explains the fact that she feels guilty about it.Macbeth also says to himself after killing Duncan that his guilt causes him to shake at every noise. So not only is Lady Macbeth feeling guilty at the time but so is Macbeth himself. Lady Macbeth seems to push Macbeth away. What I mean by that is that she doesn’t show him the affection and also she doesn’t seem to want to be with him....   [tags: death, guilt, disgust] 759 words
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Rain Plays An Important Role to the Films Rear Window and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - When a viewer watches a film, they are mostly focused to characters on screen and the plot which tells the story. In most films, the drama unfolding on screen is derived from a combination of these two traits. Setting is sometimes viewed and analyzed when viewing a film as well, but it is very likely that weather on screen is something most viewers easily overlook. This is unfortunate as weather, or in this case, rain, is an important part to the film in its entirety. The inclusion of rain, which incorporates thunder, lighting, and water, in both Rear Window and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays an important role to the films not only to the scene in which they are featured in, but to the entire...   [tags: compare, comparison, movie] 852 words
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Symbolism, Imagery and Allegory in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire - Symbolism, Imagery and Allegory in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire   Tennessee Williams said, in the foreword to Camino Real, "a symbol in a play has only one legitimate purpose, which is to say a thing more directly and simply and beautifully than it could be said in words." Symbolism is used, along with imagery and allegory to that effect in both Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire. Both plays tend to share the same kinds of symbols and motifs; sometimes they achieve the same meaning, sometimes not....   [tags: comparison compare contrast Symbols]
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Domestic Realism in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Domestic Realism in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Throughout the play of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" various members of the family are at loggerheads. However, this comes to a climax in this passage as Big Daddy's imminent death is confirmed and the question of the heir to the estate becomes an important issue. The Oxford Companion to American Literature describes the play as "depicting bitter, abnormal family tensions". These family tensions are clearly seen in this passage....   [tags: Papers] 788 words
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Comparing A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Comparing A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof In the game of life man is given the options to bluff, raise, or fold. He is dealt a hand created by the consequences of his choices or by outside forces beyond his control. It is a never ending cycle: choices made create more choices. Using diverse, complex characters simmering with passion and often a contradiction within themselves, Tennessee Williams examines the link of past and present created by man's choices in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Delicate Blanche, virile Stanley....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Lack of Communication in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - The Lack of Communication in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams Communication is a very important aspect of any type of relationship. There are many themes in the play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams, but the major theme is that of isolation and the lack of communication. This type of theme involves many character such as Brick and Margaret. Big Daddy and his oldest son Gooper. And Big Daddy and his youngest son Brick. The entire Pollitt family manifests the theme isolation and lack of communication....   [tags: Communication Literature Relationships Essays] 827 words
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Dysfunctional Families in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams - Dysfunctional Families in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams Dysfunction and volatility is common amongst families. These families dislike their kin and often resent them. In the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams, the Politt family does not function as a normal family. Brick, Maggie, and Big Daddy are three members of the family that have the most problems that affect the whole family. Brick, Maggie’s alcoholic husband, is an uncaring man who has no good feelings toward his wife....   [tags: essays research papers] 622 words
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Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof - Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof         Doris Lessing’s "A Woman on a Roof" allows us to understand how some men view woman: as mere objects for display and possession. Lessing shows how each of the male characters reacts and deals with rejection from a woman sunbathing on a nearby rooftop. We discover how three men’s preoccupation with sex keeps them unaware of how their advances may be unwanted and ignorant of their action’s possible consequences. All three men share the desire to get this woman’s attention....   [tags: Doris Lessing Woman on Roof Essays]
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The Taboo in Tennessee Williams´ Literature - Tennessee Williams is known for his ability to portray the unspeakable and force people to face their disputes in the most artful form. He is clearly a professional at one-upping everyday problems, but there are many different reasons why Williams decided to expose these real life issues to not only America, but the world. “A playwright is concerned, as an artist, to present a slice of life or of human experience.” (Reid 440). Many of his works are rumored to be based off of actual experiences, and yet some believe his work is immoral....   [tags: poet, maggie, unspeakable]
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Criminology of Place: Focusing on the Hot Spots - Criminology of Place Hot spot policing is based on the idea that some criminal activities occur in particular areas of a city. According to researchers crime is not spread around the city instead is concentrated in small places where half of the criminal activities occur (Braga chapter 12). Also, many studies has demonstrated that hot spots do show significant positive results suggesting that when police officers put their attention on small high crime geographic areas they can reduce criminal activities ( Braga, papachristo & hureau I press)....   [tags: hot spot, crime, police, research] 2669 words
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Power and Privilege Displayed in A Woman on a Roof - Power and Privilege Displayed in A Woman on a Roof         In Doris Lessing’s "A Woman on a Roof," three workmen react differently towards a woman sunbathing on a roof. The men are Harry, who is in his mid-40s, Stanley, who is newly married, and Tom, who is 17. They are engaged in a jovial banter when they spot a woman about fifty yards from where they are standing. She’s on her back, face down on a brown blanket. Stanley is first to comment, "She’s stark naked." Harry agrees, "Looks like it," while Tom cranes his neck so he can see more and replies, "She thinks no one can see." Stanley whistles, but the woman does not look up....   [tags: Doris Lessing Woman on Roof Essays]
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Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” - In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” Afracanist presence as defined by Toni Morrison asserts itself through the narrator while transforming him from a tender kindhearted person into one who allows perverseness to take over. This type of presence allows the reader to witness the dark undertone and the hidden messages that lie within the text. In order to effectively show the narrators transformation and how his actions allow Afracanist presence to be presented, Poe uses two cats, one of which is completely black while the other resembles the first but instead has white fur covering the region of its breast....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat] 862 words
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Comparing the Anatomy and Physiology of a Domestic House Cat, to that of a Human - ... Microphages will swallow up the antigen and determine it dangerous or not. One of the most difficult parts is for the microphage to recognize the bacteria as self or non self so it does not destroy itself. When the antigen is consumed, it is displayed to helper B and T cells so they can create an immune response to the antigens. The skin is the most effective at stopping these antigens, as it covers your whole body. Helper t cells attack and destroy the antigen by summoning killer t cells. The B cells produce antibodies to neutralize the antigens, and marks them for destruction by other immune cells....   [tags: cat lab, observational activity, whiskers] 3198 words
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Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain - Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain      The opening paragraph of "Cat in the Rain" presented itself as a vivid painting, with Hemingway being the artist mentioned (Hemmingway, 167). This was the first in a series of mirrors that Hemingway placed in this short story. Reading this story was like being placed in a mirrored room, each mirrored wall being an element of the story reflecting upon another.   The reflection of Hemingway and the painter in the first paragraph was the first parallel that the reader is presented....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]
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Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain - Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain I chose to write about Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" in part because it is one of the few of his stories I have read which has an "ending." There is a specific event at the end of the story which wraps up the story's events and gives the reader a sense of finality not found in most of Hemingway's short works. Written in his characteristic sparse style, "Cat in the Rain" is seemingly simple in plot and character, but a careful reading reveals deeper meaning behind its elements....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays] 789 words
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The Black Cat - Abnormal Madness - The  Black Cat - Abnormal Madness It seems that almost every Edgar Allen Poe story ever written has a much deeper and darker meaning hidden inside its lines. Many of these pieces are demented enough even if the reader does not read "between the lines." "The Black Cat" is an example of this kind of story. In this morbid look into the narrator's mind, the reader follows the narrator as he does many disturbing things in his household. This story, like many of Poe's other pieces, is a venture into abnormal psychology where the narrator is completely insane, not only because of the horrible things he does to his cat and his wife, but  because of his state...   [tags: Poe The Black Cat Essays] 1191 words
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Human Fallibility Exposed in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat's Cradle - Oscar Wilde, an acclaimed Irish Poet, novelist, dramatist and critic once aptly commented, “Men become old, but they never become good”. The philosophical aspect of this quote relies on the basis that human beings are inherently malevolent. Through his pessimistic perspective, Wilde clearly captures the ill-disposed mindset of mankind. Moreover, there are various deductive arguments that discredit the optimistic depiction of human nature. One of the prime examples can be found in Kurt Vonnegut’s literature....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle] 1029 words
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The Voice Inside: Rhetorical Analysis of The Black Cat - In Edgar Allan Poe’s ominous short story “The Black Cat”, the main character, who is also the narrator, commits many horrifying crimes, making the reader question his morality. Throughout Poe’s story, the narrator constantly gives reason to his actions, such as a “spirit of perverseness” that led him “to do wrong for wrong sake’s only” (“Black Cat” 117). The reader may analyze this statement and relate it to times in their own life where they have done wrong for reasons they cannot fathom. Through writing such an eerily descriptive first person narrative, Poe effectively engrosses his audience in his story, warning them of what could happen when one lets their voice inside take control....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat, Short Story]
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Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle       The phrase Black Humor has the broad meaning of poking "fun at subjects considered deadly serious or even taboo by some"2. This definition is simple, and yet embodies an important idea that is often lost in more complex definitions: the idea that Black Humor can actually be "fun", and provoke laughter. This is not, of course, the only important aspect of the term, and I shall explore some of the other important defining features of Black Humor before moving on to discuss its use in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle3....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]
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Crusaders of Truth in Cat's Cradle and Pi - Crusaders of Truth in Cat's Cradle and Pi       In our world, people are constantly searching for the truth, or answers for things that seem unexplainable. On a quest to make the uncertainties of life easier, or more reasonable, some people have invented tools such as religion, and deemed them truthful. People such as Felix Hoenikker from Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and Max Cohen from Darren Aronofsky's film Pi, resist such inventions and see a different definition of truth, which is science....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]
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