A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.docx - The parable of the prodigal son comes to mind when reading A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Both deal with the issue of a fathers

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The parable of the prodigal son comes to mind when reading A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Both deal with the issue of a father’s inheritance, a duo of sons, one of whom is destitute, and an inherent flaw in one’s method of judging one another. Only in the original story, it’s the younger son who becomes destitute after their father grants him his inheritance early, and the older one is frustrated with heir father welcoming him back into their home. In A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , it’s the older son Brick who seems content to drink his life away and allow all the money in the world to go to his younger brother. The novel seems to be a bastardization of the biblical story as to represent the true nature of people, contrasting the idealized versions religious stories proport. In the parable, the father represents the goodness in humanity, the figure that loves unconditionally and reveals the flaws in others by simply acting for the good of all. In ACOAHTR, the father is lied to by family and doctors alike when he receives a death sentence by way of cancer. In this version of the story, the

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