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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was published by Tennessee Williams in 1958This Pulitzer Prize- Winning Drama is a passion that besets a wealthy Southernfamily whose lives are stripped of pretense in a shattering moment of revelation Inthis drama a wealthy land owner Big Daddy is celebrating his sixty-fifth birthdayThe familys conflicts are suddenly relentlessly exposed in an explosive series ofclimax that forces each of them to realize that their father Big Daddy is dying ofThe play starts out in Nile Valley at Big Daddys house His family isplanning a birthday party for him His two children Brick Gooper and their wivesare talking about decorations for the party Brick is the alcoholic son that istortured by the death of his best friend and his guilt about their relationship Brickfeels responsible for his best friend Skippers death Gooper is the son that doesntcare for his brother or his father all he wants is to inherit his fathers money after hedies Maggie is Bricks wife She is tormented by her longing for husband thatdespises her and she cannot possess her need for security Mae is Goopers wifeshe is just like her husband They have several children and not enough money totake care of them That is why they are waiting to inherit his fathers moneyThen Big Daddy enters the room he has just found out that he is dying ofcancer The family is in an uproar they are trying to find all of the best doctors inthe south to help their father The family called Doctor Baugh Baw He prescribedseveral different medicines for him to take After many check-ups with Dr Baughhe said that Big Daddy had recovered When Gooper heard the news he was upsetwhile the others were excited to hear that their father would be all right Brick wasmore excited than anyone He and his father had a connection that couldnt anyoneunderstand or tear apart As the story progressed Big Daddy became ill again Thistime
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