Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Describe symbolism in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

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Symbolically, both Brick and Big Daddy are stricken by fatal illnesses related to deception: Brick's alcoholism is used as a way to manage the truth, while his father's cancer destroys his body, all while his doctors and family lie to him for what they believe is his own good.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof