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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Chelsea Carson

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Transcript of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Presented by
Chelsea Carson Sophie Feuer Lauren Muratore Kathryn Paletta Hannah Sheridan Report on Research Literary Criticism Style
used the south and southerners
Significant Issues/Themes
love, sex, power, age, family, self-awareness, honesty, past, dreams, death, alcoholism
Symbolism
setting
appearance/state of characters Sources Reuben, Paul P.. American Drama : Tennessee Williams. 13 Apr 2003. 22 Sep 2012. <http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap8/williams.html>.

Chamberlaine, Kathleen R. "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof." Ebscohost.pnw. Salem Press, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2012. <http://web.ebscohost.pnw.orc.scoolaid.net/lrc/detail?vid=3&hid=104&sid=73f2b5f0-2949-4e0f-80eb-85fcfa14df08%40sessionmgr114&bdata=JnNpdGU9bHJjLWxpdmU%3d#db=lfh&AN=103331MP413079560000108>.

Lovelady, Cambria. "Tennessee Williams." Tennessee Williams (2005): 1. Primary Search. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. Steps Taken
Splitting workload
class time and work at home
recommended websites (databases on Library Media Center)
Mistakes Made
Google
Usage of Dell Computers
less/more beneficial links
Time spent together
How Research was Finalized
Bibliography
Helpful resources
Non-beneficial resources (knowing the difference) Summary Overall Conclusion
Some components were more difficult than others

How Light was Shed on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
An in depth look at the author's process of writing and how the book was written
Just reading the book is only skimming the surface (deeper analysis is beneficial)
How it helped us understand the play Biography Life Of Tennessee Williams
Family was poor
Bullied as a child because of southern accent
Brought up in a clash of cultures (the South and the rest of the country)
Struggles with sexuality
Lack of an education and a job Affect on His Writing Gave characters old southern accents which led to a theme of miscommunication
Major theme of money problems
Major theme of alcoholism which was influenced by his father being an alcoholic growing up
He lacked a relationship with his father, he uses this as a theme in the play as relationship between Brick and Big Daddy
portrayed Brick as a closeted homosexual which reflects on his struggle with sexuality Tragedy throughout his life inspired a lot of his writing such as his sisters death.
From this, he turned to drugs and alcohol, which is seen in the character, Brick.
Tennessee died on February 25th, 1983. He was found with a bottle of pills, eye drops, nose spray, and a half empty bottle of wine next to his bed.
His cause of death was a safety cap lodged in his throat. Affects cont.
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