Playwright Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. After college, he moved to New Orleans, a city that would inspire much of his writing. Many of Williams' plays have been adapted to film.
Tennessee Williams was a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright whose works include - A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
In the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the title is a metaphor. It refers to someone who is doing something that is hurting him/her physically or emotionally but he/she has to do it like a cat. A cat has to jump on hot tin roofs to get from one place to another quickly.