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Surname 1 Name Course Tutor Date Word count: 931 Homosexuality, Continuity, and Change as depicted by the characters of Jack Straw and Peter Ochello in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams The “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a three-act play about the Pollitt family, set in a proscenium theatre and has numerous expositions. This family drama features several characters through which various themes are portrayed. Jack Straw and Peter Ochello’s relationship, which is homosexual in nature, is used as a lens through which the readers interpret the farm's current interactions. “…room shared by the two lovers for 30 years…it is gently and poetically haunted by a relationship that must have involved a tenderness which was uncommon” (Williams 1). Themes of history, such as continuity and change, are also prominent in how some things at the farm have either remained the same or changed over the course of time. This literary analysis identifies the overarching themes of homosexuality, continuity, and change, drawn from Jack Straw and Peter Ochello. Straw and Ochello’s homosexual relationship have been used to analyze the current heterosexual and homosexual interactions in their bedroom now occupied by Brick and Maggie. Jack Straw and Peter Ochello’s homosexual relationship suggests that queer relationships were already common. In fact, homosexuality is shown to be one of the plantation's founding forces, from which the current relationships are defined. For instance, Brick's own relationship with Skipper is shown to be ambiguous. He cannot publicly speak of

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