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.