melodramarefers to a dramatic work which exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal tothe emotions.O’Neill, Long Days Journey into NightFictionalized portrait of his father James Tyrone. His sons ridicule his profession and artistic dreams.3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee WilliamsMet Frank Merlo and fell in love with him. Frank ultimately died and Williams became depressed.In the play Brick falls in love with Skipper and when Skipper dies, he becomes a depressed alcoholic.Around this time, Williams met Frank Merlo. The two fell in love, and the young man became Williams' romantic partner until Merlo's untimely death in 1961. He was a steadying influence onWilliams, who suffered from depression and lived in fear that he, like his sister Rose, would go insane.Theme in play:Human experience in a society, which tries to dictate to people how they should live, and at a time where lack of human communication leads to the unavoidable loneliness of man. - This produces a crisis for Brick. He wants to defy these cultural norms but cannot. - Similar to Williams who goes against cultural norms by involving himself with Merlo.All the characters seem to be suffering from loneliness and lack of communication.