Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.doc - How significant is the title of the play \u201cCat on a Hot Tin Roof\u201d Tennessee Williams is the author of Cat on a Hot Tin

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How significant is the title of the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”? Tennessee Williams is the author of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and was American. This play was written in the 1950’s and addressed the problems people had in society then. These included homosexuality, dynasty or money, dreams, mendacity, alcohol problems, and strong women. The title Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is significant because it expresses the emotions of people in America using images so that people nowadays can understand what they felt like. I believe the title “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a very appropriate title for the story line. It links all the characters together as one as all of them have felt like a cat on a hot tin roof at some point. The significance of the title is great because it is the main theme of the play, film, and theatre production. Some people during the 1950’s probably felt like cats on hot tin roofs because the society was very strict. In the play, homosexuality was condemned and having no job was considered lazy. Brick’s drinking problem was considered to be because of Maggie as Big Mamma says, “Some single men stop drinkin’ when they get married and others start! Brick never touched liquor before ….” This implies it is Maggie’s fault Brick has a problem and means that in American culture women were meant to please men no matter what they felt themselves. In the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the title is a metaphor. It refers to someone who is doing something that is hurting him or her physically or emotionally but he/she has to do it as if they were a cat. A cat has to jump on hot tin roofs to get from one place to another quickly. They can jump off at any time and not burn their paws but they still carry on. However, some cats like the hot tin roof because they can bask in the sun. This implies that the people in the play, who feel like these cats, may enjoy being in the situations they are in. This makes it

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