Study Guide

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Characters

By Tennessee Williams

Maggie (the Cat)

Maggie is, well, a cat. She is also a survivor. We learn that her father was an alcoholic and...

Brick Pollitt

Handsome, athletic, cool, always just a few steps ahead of everyone, Brick is the favorite of the...

Big Daddy Pollitt

Big Daddy is the patriarch of the Pollitt family. He reminds us of a mix between Cher's father in...

Ida Pollitt

Big Mama is the loud jokester who loves her baby boy (Brick) and who is in a state of jubilation...

Gooper Pollitt

Gooper is Brick's jealous brother who has brought his family to the Pollitt plantation for Big...

Mae Pollitt

Mae is Gooper's "society" wife, whom he married because she ran in the good and respected social...

Doctor Baugh

Doc Baugh is the strange, yet oddly appealing quiet doctor who attends Big Daddy's birthday...

Reverend Tooker

The Reverend is a greedy man of the church who has come to Big Daddy's birthday party in the...