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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

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Act 2 Summary

As the second act begins, Brick and Maggie are in their bedroom as the rest of the family, Doctor Baugh and Reverend Tooker come in for Big Daddy's birthday party. Reverend Tooker is enumerating the donations left to the church by a wealthy patron who has recently died. Big Daddy bristles at the talk of death, since he has narrowly escaped a diagnosis of cancer.

Big Mama rushes in looking for Brick and chastises him for drinking too much. Big Mama is an overweight, gaudily dressed woman with less than genteel manners. She is an embarrassment to many of the family members, who tolerate her only for her position as the matriarch of the family. Big Mama gives a signal and the household staff members enter, bringing a birthday cake and bottles of champagne. All the no-neck monsters sing a few songs and Big Daddy finally orders...

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