Big Daddy is the center of attention in the Pollitt family, not only because he holds the position of patriarch but because he is dying and his property is up for grabs. Big Daddy has risen from the position of plantation overseer to the owner of the plantation. He thinks he has a spastic colon, "made spastic by disgust'' by "all the lies and liars ... and hypocrisy" that surround him. When Big Mama protests that she has loved Big Daddy, in spite of his "hate and hardness'' for forty years, he responds with the exact words that Brick speaks to Maggie, "Wouldn't it be funny if that was...
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