Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Book Summary and Study Guide

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Big Daddy, a great owner of lands in Mississipi, is dying of cancer and his family around him want to inherit the fortune. He's got two sons, Gooper and Brick.
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Gooper, the older son, has the papers to get the money but wants it all only for him, his wife Mae and his children. On the other side, Margaret, Brick's wife, also fights like "a cat on a hot tin roof" for the fortune, faking a pregnancy.
However, Big Daddy's most beloved son, Brick, is not enthusiastic about inherit anything at all and he needs help: he's a heavy drinker since his best friend died after a mysterious incident, which might have involved homosexual feelings toward each other.
Big Daddy must choose, but first he must understand his disease and his family.
The review of this Book prepared by Augusto Wong Campos

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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