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Study Guide : Cat On a Hot Tin Roof: Main Characters List

A guide to assist in the study of the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - providing background information and additional resources


CHARACTER : Margaret


Maggie is the self-proclaimed cat on a hot tin roof of the play’s title. She’s attractive, ambitious, and desperate to regain her husband Brick’s attention, which she lost after interfering in his friendship with Skipper… 



Brick is Margaret’s husband. Attractive, charming, and once a professional athlete, Brick is now an alcoholic who drinks out of disgust for all the lies people tell to preserve societal harmony. He struggles with his… 

Film scene from cat on a hot tin roof - Truth

Film scene from Cat on a hot tine roof - Ending


Big Daddy

Big Daddy is Brick’s father. He’s aggressive, rich, and can be brutally mean, admitting that he’s never cared for anyone in his life except for Brick. He never much cared for Big Mama, and would… 



Mae is Gooper’s wife. She runs in respected social circles, but her family lost all their money at some point, so she’s just as eager as Margaret to inherit the Pollitt family fortune. Big Daddy
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