Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Living with someone you love in a household of lies can be lonelier than living entirely alone. Lies are the harvest on the 28,000-acre Delta plantation that is the setting of this Tennessee William’s play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Everybody flatters the patriarch, Big Daddy, because he is worth $10 million and dying of cancer without a will. The fam ...more
I have always loved the movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman thus decided to find out if the play was similar and was surprised at two major differences....(view spoiler)[Maggie did not sleep...more
Brick is a thirty year old man. Not a fifteen year old boy. Yet he still doesn't know if he's gay or straight? I mean, come on! His se ...more
These are not people I would want to spend time with; they don't want to spend time with each other. The way Williams lets the anger, frustration, thwarted love, hat ...more
The first act slowly winds up to a very dramatic finish and tensions are racked up higher still in act 2. Then something strange happens - act 3 occurs twice! Williams has included his original draft of act 3 and the performance version, modified in response to the orig ...more
تنسي ويليامز ثابت كرد؛ اگه داستان جذابي هم براي گفتن نداشتيد با شخصيت پردازي قوي ميتونيد مخاطب رو همراه خودتون بياريد و در مواردي حتي ميخ كوبش كنيد.
Our English teacher made us watch the movie in class when I was in high school, and I found it fantastic. So I went to read on several other Tennessee Williams plays after that, but for an unknown reason, I never got to this one. I finally corrected this.
It's quite a different experience to watch the movie and read the play. Both are great, but reading the play adds to ...more
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof involves a lot of screaming, airy Southern talking, and weak and useless characters. I couldn't find a point in the play, and there is no moral to speak of unless it aims to convert a moneybag grubber into a Christian saint. The pages just keep going on and on ...more
Maggie, the title character, feels like she's a "cat on a hot tin roof." She is nervous, jumpy, lonely, and frantic from living with a man who acts indifferent to her. She wants to be loved and desired by ...more
- Margaret, Act 1
"Life has got to be allowed to continue even after the dream of life is - all - over..."
- Margaret, Act I
So here is Tennessee Williams coming out, with his customary rage and insight. And darkness.
Once again, I'm surprised. This is the most I've seen homosexuality dealt with, so far; EM Forster hinted at it, and there was Oscar Wilde, but it was all innuendo and shadows before. This feels very bold, and I ...more
That said, I kinda expected t ...more
This is a loud, loud play, with people practically screaming and shouting and overlapping others' words with their own words. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is practically a mess, and it is an intended one, as everyone is at the end of the rope.
I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof!
Maggie the Cat is a wife to Brick Pollit, the son of Big Daddy, "the biggest cotton-planner in Delta". Big Daddy is going to die of cancer (although no one dares to tell him his diagnosis) and this...caus ...more
This book reflects a section of the society with the challenges they face in their families. Love, money, children and appearances.
Margret, a woman in love with her husband who is a drunkard and does not reciprocate the love. How many people, leave alone women, are suffering this kind of disease in silence. In silence, keeping the law of silence. As if the silence will make the problems go away.
And you live on hope! Hope that things will be bet ...more