Family Values In Tennessee Williams Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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FAMILY VALUES IN ''CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF'' In this essay, I plan to look back on the most important characteristics of the family and family relations in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, written by Tennessee Williams. I will examine the individual relationships between members of Pollitt family, and also try to explain the essence of problems that plagued this American family. I'm hoping to observe these issues from sociological, psychological and historical position, and through detailed examination, I will try to present certain views. The aim of this essay is to find reasons and explanations why certain family relationships in this work are disrupted, whether there is a bigger picture, and what is in the background of all of this. If we start with the term "family" and the general importance of the family, we realize that this is one of the key terms in the life of an individual. This…show more content…
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