This title manages to capture the essence of the story in one sentence as it becomes increasingly evident that almost every character in the play is on edge about something – or like cats ‘on a hot tin roof’. The whole family are trapped by their circumstances, no one more so than Maggie and her deteriorating marriage to Brick.
Maggie is essentially a good person who loves her husband despite the obvious challenge it is for
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is very successful at making this so.
Not only is the title an appropriate one for this play and the situations these characters find themselves faced with, but it is also a good metaphor for life. The pressures we face can often make us feel as though we are ourselves on a ‘hot tin roof’ and I think Tennessee Williams fulfils his aims in getting this across through both the play and it’s title.