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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Brick Pollitt Timeline and Summary
Brick gets out of the shower. Brick pays very little attention to Maggie. Brick makes lots of drinks. Brick drinks lots of Echo Spring. Brick drops his crutch and asks Maggie to help hand it to him. He hides in the bathroom when Big Mama comes into the room. Brick puts on white silk pajamas. Brick makes more drinks. Brick wanders out to the gallery. Brick tells Maggie to shut up about Skipper. Brick tries to hit Maggie with his crutch. Brick asks his niece to tell the rest of the family to come upstairs to the bedroom. Brick goes out to the gallery. At Big Daddy's request, Maggie brings Brick back into the bedroom. Brick turns on some Wagner. Brick drinks some more. Brick loses his cool, and his crutch, as Big Daddy tries to get the truth from him. Brick steps on his broken ankle. Brick goes back out onto the gallery. Brick sings to the moon. Brick comes back into the bedroom during the climax of the "family conference." Brick finds his click after taking three shots. Brick goes back on to the gallery. Brick returns to the bedroom to find his precious Echo Spring gone, gone, gone and the lights turned out.