Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Theme of Memory and the Past
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, we hear several characters retell the past, leaving us with several versions of a story. In this way, we see how memory is a creative process, and that the truth of a matter is never fully captured.
Questions About Memory and the Past
- What memories are recounted in the play?
- Do any characters remember the same thing or event, and, if so, how do their memories differ?
- What role does the past play in Cat?
- Are memories good things?
Chew on This
Retelling memories is a creative process in Cat.
Recounting a memory in Cat is very different from confessing a truth.