By Tennessee Williams
In a plantation condominium, a family members celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of massive Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The temper is somber, regardless of the festivities, simply because a few evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the previous and determined, clawing hopes for the long run spar with each other because the wisdom that giant Daddy is death slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, gigantic Daddy's daughter-in-law, desires to provide him the scoop that she's eventually turn into pregnant via giant Daddy's favourite son, Brick, yet Brick will not cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stick in a gentle alcoholic haze the complete size of his stopover at. Maggie has her personal pursuits at center in eager to turn into pregnant, after all, yet she additionally desires to make amends to Brick for an blunders in judgment that almost fee her her marriage. Swarming round Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving kinfolk, all desirous to see Maggie installed her position and Brick tumbled from his place of most-beloved son. through evening's finish, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and keenness will set issues correct, and Brick's love for his father, by no means earlier than expressed, will retrieve him from his course of destruction and go back him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving palms.
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Bossing. Talking. Sashaying your fat old body around the place I made! I made this place! I was overseer on it! I was the overseer on the old Straw and Ochello plantation. I quit school at ten! I quit school at ten years old and went to work like a nigger in the fields. And I rose to be overseer of the Straw and Ochello plantation. And old Straw died and I was Ochello's partner and the place got bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger! I did all that myself with no goddamn help from you, and now you think you're just about to take over.
REVEREND TOOKER [vivaciously]: Oh, but St Paul's in Grenada has three memorial windows, and the latest one is a Tiffany stained-glass window that cost twenty-five hundred dollars, a picture of Christ the Good Shepherd with a Lamb in His arms. GOOPER: Who give that window, Preach? REVEREND TOOKER: Clyde Fletcher's widow. Also presented St Paul's with a baptismal font. GOOPER: Y'know what somebody ought t' give your church is a coolin' system, Preach. REVEREND TOOKER: Yes, siree, Bob! And y'know what Gus Hamma's family gave in his memory to the church at Two Rivers?
All my family ever had was family—and luxuries such as cashmere robes still surprise me! BIG DADDY [ominously]: Quiet! MAE [heedless in her fury]: I don't see how you could be so surprised when you bought it yourself at Loewenstein's in Memphis last Saturday. You know how I know? BIG DADDY: I said, Quiet! MAE: —I know because the salesgirl that sold it to you waited on me and said, Oh, Mrs Pollitt, your sister-in-law just bought a cashmere robe for your husband's father! MARGARET: Sister Woman!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Signet) by Tennessee Williams