Morality in Cat on a Hot tin roof

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The dominant morality in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” can not be discussed in terms of a single, easy-to-understand theme. Rather, I detected a number of disturbing themes in this play which, unfortunately, also seem to be present in our modern society. These themes explain much of the behavior we see today, both in our elected officials and in our own private lives. They include the willingness to engage in back-stabbing and …

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…that causes more parents to get divorced than to remain together. Or perhaps we should start insisting that Hollywood and MTV stop idolizing rich people who are evil and cruel, and instead adopt folks like Mother Theresa as our kids’ role models. In any case, I think that Williams “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” is not so much a fictional play as a mirror that forces us to take a good look at ourselves.