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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


by Tennessee Williams

Big Daddy Pollitt Timeline and Summary

  • Big Daddy arrives in Brick's room.
  • Big Daddy tells jokes about Big Mama.
  • Big Daddy's birthday cake and champagne arrive.
  • Big Daddy commands everyone to be quiet while he asks Brick to tell him how he broke his ankle.
  • Big Daddy gets angry at Big Mama for talking about the fact that she thought he was going to die.
  • Big Daddy calls for Brick and Maggie delivers him.
  • Big Daddy and Brick have a long conversation about his renewed appreciation for life.
  • Big Daddy tells Brick his rags-to-riches story and about his trip to Europe with Big Mama.
  • Big Daddy pushes Brick to talk about Skipper and to tell him the story of Skipper's death.
  • Big Daddy locates the source of Brick's mendacity.
  • Brick tells Big Daddy that he is dying.
  • Big Daddy leaves quietly, shocked.
  • Big Daddy moans in agony throughout the remainder of the play.