Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

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How is loneliness a theme in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

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Loneliness is a theme in Williams' work because it is something that the main characters endure in their interactions with others and their own sense of self. Brick is an example of the theme of loneliness in that his drinking and his own sexual abstinence are ways in which he represents being lonely. His "moral paralysis" results from his inability to interact with others in a meaningful manner. He cannot understand the emotional timbre of his father and he fails to recognize the condition of his wife and what he is doing to her. Brick's...

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