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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Character Analysis Essay

What was the relationship between Brick, Maggie, and Skipper?
Brick is caught in the middle of a former love triangle in the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Maggie is Brick’s wife and Skipper is Brick’s former lover. Brick can not stand Maggie and is very unhappy with her. I believe that Maggie is Brick’s cover up since being a homosexual was frowned upon in this era he wanted to appear “normal.” Maggie knew that Brick and Skipper were secretly lovers so she confronted Skipper about it and in Skipper’s attempt to cover his relationship with Brick he had sex with Maggie. Skipper is now dead in the play which causes Brick’s depression.
2. What is the main thing each of the following characters want?
Maggie
Maggie, often referred to as Cat, or the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , really just want to feel loved by her Husband Brick. Maggie states numerous of times on how many men try to talk to her, but she only see’s Brick as attractive . She states her reason for cheating on Brick with his “friend” Skipper was as a attempt of trying to make him jealous. Although, Maggie…

This was a very interesting point to me. Since, the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was the first play that I have been to I did not understand the fact how the director really wants you to see the entire picture. I felt as if the director made it so that I can see every aspect of the play and even see the characters reaction as they are looking into the mirror. Another aspect of the play that I found very interesting which was a stage prop of the play was Brick’s crutch. I felt like this prop was interesting because it symbolized what he problem was. Brick’s crutch signifies his weakness of being weak and how people can control his destiny to navigate through life. I feel that when other characters get mad at Brick the first thing they take when he tries to run away is his crutch. This show the effect people have on Brick physically and…

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