Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

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Topics for Further Study

(Drama for Students)

Why does Maggie's announcement that she is pregnant seem like a viable solution to her? Will it solve her and Brick's problems?

Research Southern Gothic literature. In what ways is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof exemplary of this genre?

How have women's economic and social roles changed since the first production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955? In what ways have they remained unchanged?

What elements normally associated with the Antebellum (post-Civil War) South appear in the play? What more modern elements appear? Explain how elements from such diverse eras can coexist in this play.