Topics for Further Study
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.