Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Study Guide

Tennessee Williams

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Characters

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Brick Brick Pollitt is the younger son of wealthy Big Daddy and Big Mama; he drinks heavily and treats his wife, Maggie, cruelly in an effort to cope with his internalized homophobia. Read More
Maggie Maggie Pollitt is the wife of Brick; she is determined to win back her husband's love and get Big Daddy's estate. Read More
Big Daddy Big Daddy Pollitt is married to Big Mama; he owns a vast estate and is unsure who to leave the estate to. Read More
Big Mama Big Mama Pollitt is married to Big Daddy; she is a foolish woman who is submissive to her husband. Read More
Gooper Gooper is the older son of Big Daddy; he resents his younger brother, Brick, and feels he should inherit the estate. Read More
Mae Mae Pollitt is the wife of Gooper; she connives in various ways to convince Big Daddy to leave his estate to Gooper. Read More
Doctor Baugh Doctor Baugh is Big Daddy's doctor; he lies to Big Daddy about not having cancer and then timidly tells him the truth.
Lacey Lacey is the eager black servant of the Pollitt family.
Buster Pollitt Buster Pollitt is a son of Gooper and Mae; he and his siblings are used by their parents to persuade Big Daddy to leave his estate to them.
Dixie Pollitt Dixie Pollitt is a daughter of Gooper and Mae; she and her siblings are used by their parents to persuade Big Daddy to leave his estate to them.
Polly Pollitt Polly Pollitt is a daughter of Gooper and Mae; she and her siblings are used by their parents to persuade Big Daddy to leave his estate to them.
Sonny Pollitt Sonny Pollitt is a son of Gooper and Mae; he and his siblings are used by their parents to persuade Big Daddy to leave his estate to them.
Trixie Pollitt Trixie Pollitt is a daughter of Gooper and Mae; she and her siblings are used by their parents to persuade Big Daddy to leave his estate to them.
Skipper Skipper was the former football teammate and close friend of Brick's; he acts as a catalyst for Brick's homophobia.
Reverend Tooker Reverend Tooker is a timid clergyman who secretly looks forward to Big Daddy dying to garner a substantial memorial donation.
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