Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams that was first performed in 1955.


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed scene-by-scene Summary & Analysis, or the Full Play Summary of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


See a complete list of the characters in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and in-depth analyses of Maggie, Brick, Big Daddy, and Big Mama.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the major themes, motifs, and symbols in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


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Here you will find three brief essays on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: the significance of the title, the relationship triangle shared by Maggie, Brick, and Skipper, and a discussion of how the play's ending and that of the 1958 movie adapatation differ; as well as suggested essay questions.

Further Study

Expand your study with a background esssay on Tennessee Williams and the play and a list of outside readings about Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.