Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Character Analysis

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Riddled with themes and motifs, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an exquisite play that has been influenced by the lives of everyday people. Williams employs key features from human relationships in order to formulate this classic play. Family is a key aspect of both the play and our lives. The central conflict is between the family members over Big Daddy’s will. In this play, their family is put under a highly negative light, especially with Brick neglecting his own identity and the resentment of other family members towards Maggie. The family dynamic is extremely labyrinthine, with many ulterior motives and much speculation of the genuinity of others. The only true sense of pure family comes from Big Daddy, who despite being perceived as extremely…show more content…
In this case, Big Mama’s values are to do with family status and Maggie’s are to do with acceptance. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Movie Directed by Richard Brooks. We all - like Maggie - search for acceptance in one shape or form, and we all - like Big Mama - value the way others perceive us. The audience in this way forms a strange connection with the characters wherein we understand they understand the characters’ sentiments. Our family relations stem from various roots within our lives. In the case of the Pollitt family, the stem is mendacity- another major theme of the play. The discussion of sexuality was - and still is - a very taboo subject in the 1950s. This challenges the readers to think about societally imposed anathemas. Brick’s sexuality is never directly mentioned by him, but even with extremely limited inference, Brick is evidently closeted. Brick, however, is not the only member of the family that has a deep secret. Across the family, we notice an array of lies kept by every character, other than Mae’s no-neck monsters. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Movie Directed by Richard
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