Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

208 pages first pub 1955 (editions)

fiction classics play reflective medium-paced

Description

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father’s inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcase...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,444 reviews

Moods

emotional 62%
tense 57%
reflective 44%
dark 31%
sad 31%
funny 27%
challenging 10%
mysterious 4%
adventurous 2%
lighthearted 2%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 45%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | No: 36% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.92

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