Analysis Of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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Crutches fly out of a window, mishaps with sexual identities, and family members’ fighting over a dying man’s estate is what the drama Cat on A Hot Tin Roof transcribed by Tennessee Williams is all about. The show was written and published during the 1950s were writing and talking about homosexuals was an enormous taboo. Cat on A Hot Tin Roof was initially presented at the Morosco Theatre in New York on March 24, 1955, in which received several nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, and etc. Cat on A Hot Tin Roof is a must read that involves several aspects of the composition that keep the story together: given circumstances, background story, the plot, powerful characters, controversial…show more content…
The plot of Cat on A Hot Tin Roof is another major part of the production that reveals the whole idea of the work. The theatrical production exhibits various action scenes where characters throw items at each other, “…Brick strikes at her with crutch, a blow that shatters the gemlike lamp on the table…Big Daddy slams the doors after Gooper… (60 & 109).” These scenes amplify the seriousness of this production, it illustrates how this in not a comedy but demonstrates a story of a man that cannot be who he is because it was a taboo during that era to be gay. Although there is an abundance of action scenes, at the same time, there are scenes of family fun and love, “…A little girl, Dixie, bursts into the room, wearing an Indian war bonnet…Laughter downstairs floats through the open hall door…(61).” The possibility for this type of action mashup is that it depicts a realistic world in which the readers can connect with and it also aids the readers in viewing the family environment Brick and Margaret lives in. The children come in everywhere (whether in conversations or come in a room) whenever there is a fight they seem to appear out of nowhere, even in the beginning of the production. The show started off with Margaret insulting Mae and Gooper’s children, “…One of those no-neck monsters hit me with a hot buttered biscuit so I have’t change…Children shriek downstairs…(17 & 18).” The author may have started the production off with Margaret insulting her brother in-law’s…show more content…
The characters within Cat on A Hot Tin Roof all wanted something whether it was peace, love, or money. Brick is one of the main characters and the protagonist of the production; he fights for his right to love Skipper even if society says it is wrong, “…BRICK: Skipper and me had a clean, true thing between us!...BIG DADDY: Brick nobody thinks that that’s not normal!...(122-123).” Brick wants to be who he is not what society wants him to be, in the quote above it illustrates how desperate Brick is to try to explain to everyone that the love Skipper and him had was clean and true. At the conclusion of the work, Brick realizes that he has no choice but to go with the flow if he wants to live a life without any problems, “…MARGARET:...Gently, gently with love hand your life back to you, like somethin’ gold you let go of. I do love you, Brick, I do!....BRICK: Wouldn’t it be funny if that was true? (173).” Brick’s secrets are exposed through the action of the piece, whenever there was a person that talked about Skipper, especially Margaret, there would be an argument that publicizes that Skipper is a sensitive subject to bring up around Brick, “…Yes, I made my mistake when I told you the truth about that thing with Skipper…Maggie, shut up about Skipper…Maggie, you want me to hit you with this crutch?...(56 & 59).” Margaret wanted to have money and Brick; she is a deceitful and cunning lady that used the idea of having a child to secure the family estate from Big Daddy and to keep
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