Cat  on  a  Hot  Tin  Roof

Tennessee Williams

Tackk by: Samantha Tate

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a dramatic story of love, deceit, and betrayal. The story follows Margaret (Maggie the Cat) and Brick as they feud through brick's father's (Big Daddy) birthday. They are accompanied by Brick's brother, Gooper, his wife Mae, their five "no neck monsters" of children, and Brick's mother and father. Unimaginable deceit floods through the giant mansion on 28,000 acres of land (which everyone seems to want), and the walls appear to have ears as secrets float from whispering mouth to ear.

I personally think that this play shows everything, both wrong and right, with a typical southern family in the 1930s. Everyone is only after wealth and glory, casting aside what is right or wrong for the sheer sense of accomplishment. It is a dramatic work, and it showcases Williams' ability to make you loathe or love a character. The play makes you think, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys drama and the unexpected twists and turns that come with it.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was written as a play, and turned into a movie in 1958.

“I'm not living with you. We occupy the same cage.” - Maggie the Cat

A picture of the set of one production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Images Cited:

"Upcoming Events | Summer Movie Classics "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" | The Florida Theatre." The Florida Theatre. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2015.

"Reflections of a Book Addict." Reflections of a Book Addict. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2015.

"Classic Southern Drama Spits and Claws on Stuart’s Stage." Classic Southern Drama Spits and Claws on Stuart’s StageClassic Southern Drama Spits and Claws on Stuart’s Stage. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2015.

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