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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

The Fireworks

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Fireworks erupt at all the right times, punctuating the fury of Big Daddy and the rage of Brick as they unpack the mendacity in their lives in Act II. The fireworks also evoke the sounds of a battle, giving weight to the family crisis, and also recalling the war that debilitated the Old South. Through the fireworks, we hear also the battle cry initiated by Cat's epigraph.

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