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    Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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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

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    Tennessee Williams and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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    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

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    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

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams was a dramatist who, in 1955, composed a play titled Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This play was later, in 1958, adapted into a film version by Elia Kazan that depicts quite a few alterations from the original work of Williams. One dramatic example is the basement scene (interpolated just for the film) that offers an expanded role for Big Daddy, which proved to have many alterations that are very incongruent with the themes/foundations of William’s original text;

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    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

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    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."

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    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

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    In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Brick is a perfect example of a man who has lost hope, and who is wholeheartedly throwing himself towards the finish line of life. The play opens with a first glimpse into his character being “A tone of politely feigned interest, masking indifference, or worse, is characteristic of his speech with Margaret.” (pg 624). His only interest is in making it to the next “click” in his head that makes him peaceful. He admits to his father, Big Daddy, that he is an alcoholic (pg

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    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

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    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

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