Mendacity In Tennessee Williams's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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Mendacity, untruthfulness or deceit, regardless how you call it, it is something that silently governs over all of our lives and our actions. Tennessee Williams ' play „Cat on a Hot Tin Roof“ brilliantly illustrates people 's willingness to do almost anything to achieve what they want by any means, even if this goal is achieved by degrading themselves or lying to others. Mendacity is a core theme of this play, brilliantly showing what are people really like and what are some capable of. Anyway, not all characters act the same, but purpose and message of the play, above all, is to show real corruptness of human mind. As I have opened the subject with a straightforward approach, in order to be understood correctly, I will now look into a plot summary and characterization as the essential theme, the mendacity, originates from a character himself.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof takes place in Big Daddy’s plantation in the Mississippi Delta. Big Daddy is the owner of a cotton business, and he also owns thousands of acres of land in this area. The family is reunited at the estate to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday, and right from the opening of the play, there is a web of lies that involves everyone. In the first act, it is revealed that Big Daddy is dying of terminal cancer but his children decide to conceal his condition by informing him that his lab results are good. His family has lied to Big Daddy and Big Mama to spare the aging couple from pain on his birthday but, throughout the

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