Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Film vs Play Comparison

Tennessee Williams’ 1955 play ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, explores the avant-grade realities in which facades appear to dispel. Through his iconoclasm of the patriarchal normalities of 50s society, William’s embellishes characters as catalysts for taboo reveals of isolation, sexuality, and femininity. Whilst Richard Brooks’ adaptation of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ holds … Read moreCat on a Hot Tin Roof: Film vs Play Comparison

Brick’s Isolation

In a play, characters are rarely isolated, as they must interact to progress. However, in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the protagonist, Brick, is indeed isolated. This isolation leads to self-knowledge and self-destruction. Self-knowledge is the understanding of oneself or one’s own motives. Self-destruction, on the other hand, may be defined as … Read moreBrick’s Isolation

The Portrayals of Sexuality in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire

After seeing a play such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or A Streetcar Named Desire, a viewer may be hard pressed to remember that there was once a time in Western culture when the revealing of a woman’s bare foot proved entirely scandalous. What was considered the dramatization of sexuality in the eighteenth … Read moreThe Portrayals of Sexuality in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire

Those People: A Look at Demonic Othering and Homosexuality in Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Kushner’s Angels in America

Those People: A Look at Demonic Othering and Homosexuality in Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Kushner’s Angels in AmericaThe arts and humanities have served as not only social and political barometers of their representative ages, but also as cautionary voices aimed toward the future. Both Tennessee Williams and Tony Kushner incorporated the … Read moreThose People: A Look at Demonic Othering and Homosexuality in Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Kushner’s Angels in America

Mendasculinity: Keeping Up Male Appearances with Big Daddy, Goober, and Brick

The men of the Pollitt family suffer a great deal throughout Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, but they would rather die than let anyone know of their pains. This disastrous trait was established in them as children, by the men who raised them, teaching the characters, as most in the society … Read moreMendasculinity: Keeping Up Male Appearances with Big Daddy, Goober, and Brick