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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a full-length drama by TennesseeWilliams. In this Pulitzer Prize winner, a wealthy Southernpatriarch faces impending death and manipulates his family, as hischildren squabble and mislead in desperate attempts to secure thefamily inheritance. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is amodern tale of aworld filled with people determined to keep secrets and lie whilekeeping up a certain appearance that feels particularly relevant in theage of social media and influencers. Especially recommended forschool and contest use.
(Dub) 5 : Family Squabble
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof isa portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where everyoneis desperate to feel free. On a sweltering Mississippi night, thedysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family gathers to celebratethe sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him.But there is more to thisgathering than a family party. Lurking under every interaction thereis an ulterior motive, under every smile, a challenge,because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the pastand desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another asthe knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. The cat in the title refers to Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, who wants to give him thenews that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favourite son, former football hero Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans andprefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of hisvisit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to becomepregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick foran error in judgement that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarmingaround Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, alleager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from hisposition of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity,fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for hisfather, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path ofdestruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms. Caton a Hot Tin Roof isarguably Tennessee Williams'most celebrated play.
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), one of the 20th century'smost superb writers, was also one of its most successful andprolific. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfatherwas the Episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman,moved with his family to St. Louis some years later, both he and hissister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He enteredcollege during the Depression and left after a couple of years totake a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years,spending the evening writing. He entered the University of Iowa in1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a largenumber of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received aRockefeller Fellowship in 1940, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948and 1955.
Author Anne Rice (October 4, 1941-December 11, 2021) was born into a strict Catholic family, and was given her father's name: Howard Allen O'Brien. (She would choose the name Anne for herself as a child.) Her mother died from complications of alcoholism when Anne was a teenager. In 2006 Rice told "Sunday Morning" that, back in the 1950s, alcoholism was considered a disease: "The one time she talked to me about it, she described it that way, as a craving in the blood. That's what she said it was. She asked me to say the Rosary with her."
2021 would see the deaths of three members of an elite auto racing family. In addition to Bobby Unser and his son, Bobby Unser Jr. (who passed six weeks after his father), Al Unser (May 29, 1939-December 9, 2021), one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died.
As a youngster, Sondheim and his family were friends with Broadway titan Oscar Hammerstein, who became a father figure and mentor to Stephen. In 2002 Sondheim told "Sunday Morning" correspondent Martha Teichner that if it hadn't been for Hammerstein, he probably would have become a mathematician. But he also took to heart Hammerstein's advice to his protégé: "Don't copy me. Be true to yourself."
Born in Montreal, Sahl, whose family moved to the U.S., served in the Air Force, and earned money writing jokes for comedians. He would take to the stage himself when he realized his clients were "too dumb" to get the humor.
Her songs ran the gamut from sentimental odes to love ("Gulf Coast Highway") and its missteps ("If Wishes Were Changes," "Outbound Plane"), to avenues of social commentary, as in "It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go" (which spoke to generational attitudes of racism in America and Northern Ireland) and "Trouble in the Fields" (about the economic hardships facing rural communities). "I wrote it because my family were farmers in West Texas during the Great Depression," Griffith told the Los Angeles Times in 1990. "It was written basically as a show of support for my generation of farmers."
She mostly retired from acting to raise a family, but did make a few appearances in the '70s, including the TV films "Ladies of the Corridor" and "Six Characters in Search of an Author." She also co-wrote, with Laurent Bouzereau, "Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man," a biography of her mother.
Moses' family had moved north during the Great Migration. Born in Harlem, he became a teacher in New York City when, in 1960, he was inspired by the sit-in movement. He traveled to the Deep South, seeking out the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta. He soon turned his attention to SNCC. He tried to register Black people to vote in Mississippi's rural Amite County where he was beaten and arrested. When he tried to file charges against a White assailant, an all-White jury acquitted the man. A judge provided protection to Moses to the county line so he could leave.
But those are appearances only, mirages of the South Texas heat. The truth is that the King Ranch is not at all what it once was. As a business, it is profoundly and irreversibly changed from the time when Kleberg would receive potentates and movie stars on the Main House porch and sit like a Middle Eastern pasha in his reviewing stand, gazing at million-dollar horses. Fifty-six years of enlightened despotism had left the ranch singularly dependent on him, and when he died, in 1974, the machinery of empire immediately began to creak and then to fail. Battles of succession led to wars of secession. Family members forced the ranch to buy them out, causing it to incur massive debt; lawsuits followed, then the remaining heirs grabbed most of the oil royalties that had been floating the operation for forty years. Drained of most of its oil money, the business staggered forward under the burden of its archaic, nearly feudal cradle-to-grave welfare system for the hundreds of workers and their families who resided on the King Ranch. Had things gone only slightly differently, these forces might have easily led to the breakup of the King Ranch, as they have for thousands of other family-owned outfits.
If owning shares of a large-scale commercial agribusiness, as opposed to an old-fashioned cattle ranch, struck some King-Kleberg heirs as unfamiliar ground, they were quick to adapt to the new reality. A far more controversial pursuit was the selling of hunting leases on the home ranches to companies and wealthy individuals. In the seventies there had been two corporate leases on the little-used Encino division, but there was no precedent for letting outsiders in to build hunting lodges and roam the sacred acres with hundreds or even thousands of their friends, shooting the King Ranch deer, quail, turkeys, and hogs. The fact that the ranch was large enough to accommodate this did not matter: To most of the family, this was like letting strangers camp in your living room.
As a civilian, Usagi lives in Azabu Jūban with her mother, Ikuko Tsukino; her father, Kenji Tsukino; and her brother, Shingo Tsukino. These names reflect those of Naoko Takeuchi's real-life family members. Usagi and her fellow Guardians have diverse backgrounds, and balance their responsibilities as superheroes with their current lives.
The original anime often portrays Usagi as being more childish. She frequently engages in petty squabbles with her friends, usually with Rei, and Chibiusa to the point of developing a friendly rivalry with them or sometimes her little brother Shingo with whom usagi doesn't shown getting along and shared a sibling rivalry with. though she is likewise depicted as deeply caring of those around her, and even of her enemies. Repeated themes in the series depict Usagi feeling sympathy for villains she encounters, and working to help redeem them. Her clumsiness and other slovenly aspects are often highlighted for comedy purposes, both as a civilian and while fighting her enemies. Characters often comment on the unlikeliness of someone with as many graceless qualities like Usagi being a fierce warrior like Sailor Moon, but her lack of grace is simultaneously described as charming to those around her. Usagi's gregarious personality is often emphasized as bringing people together, including her friends and allies.
The names for Sailor Moon's attacks center around mythology of the Moon, love, healing, and light. She eventually becomes the most powerful Sailor Guardian in the galaxy, but her capacity for caring for others is shown to be more powerful still. As the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, Sailor Moon also wields the immensely powerful Silver Crystal. The origin of the Silver Crystal is inconsistently depicted in the series, described as a family heirloom early on, and later described as a fundamental part of Sailor Moon as a Sailor Guardian. The Silver Crystal is coveted by many of the series' villains for its limitless abilities, and Sailor Moon often uses it throughout the series to defeat the most difficult of villains, typically at the cost of her own vitality. 041b061a72