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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

Sexuality and Sexual Identity Theme

We see Brick struggle with his sexual identity in a time when American society does not tolerate anything deviating from a heterosexual relationship.

Questions About Sexuality and Sexual Identity

  1. What do we know of each character's relationship to his/her sexuality?
  2. How is sexual identity complicated in Cat?
  3. Is Brick more concerned with his sexual identity than with the mendacity in his life?
  4. How does the sexuality in Cat comment on depictions of the Old South?

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Sexual Identity is presented as an ever-shifting, fluid concept in Cat.

In the world of Cat, characters must act in accordance with the sexual identity assigned to their individual gender roles.

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