By Tennessee Williams
In a plantation condo, a relations celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of huge Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The temper is somber, regardless of the festivities, simply because a couple of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the prior and determined, clawing hopes for the long run spar with each other because the wisdom that giant Daddy is loss of life slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, enormous Daddy's daughter-in-law, desires to supply him the inside track that she's eventually turn into pregnant via immense Daddy's favourite son, Brick, yet Brick will not cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stick in a gentle alcoholic haze the total size of his stopover at. Maggie has her personal pursuits at center in eager to develop into pregnant, after all, yet she additionally desires to make amends to Brick for an blunders in judgment that almost rate her her marriage. Swarming round Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving family members, 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 prior to expressed, will retrieve him from his course of destruction and go back him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving fingers.
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BRICK: They don't look peaceful, do they? BIG DADDY: No, they sure in hell don't. BRICK: They look nervous as cats? BIG DADDY: That's right, they look nervous as cats. BRICK: Nervous as a couple of cats on a hot tin roof? BIG DADDY: That's right, boy, they look like a couple of cats on a hot tin roof. It's funny that you and Gooper being so different would pick out the same type of woman. BRICK: Both of us married into society, Big Daddy. BIG DADDY: Crap... I wonder what gives them both that look?
I wint back to the hotel and said to Big Mama, Git packed! We're clearing out of this country.... BRICK: Big Daddy, you're on a talkin' jag tonight. BIG DADDY [ignoring this remark]: Yes, sir, that's how it is, the human animal is a beast that dies but the fact that he's dying don't give him pity for others, no, sir, it——Did you say something? BRICK: Yes. BIG DADDY: What? BRICK: Hand me over that crutch so I can get up. BIG DADDY: Where you goin'? BRICK: I'm takin' a little short trip to Echo Spring.
You tell me why you drink and I'll hand you one. I'll pour you the liquor myself and hand it to you. BRICK: Why do I drink? BIG DADDY: Yeah! Why? BRICK: Give me a drink and I'll tell you. BIG DADDY: Tell me first! BRICK: I'll tell you in one word. BIG DADDY: What word? BRICK: DISGUST! [The clock chimes softly, sweetly. ] Now how about that drink? BIG DADDY: What are you disgusted with? You got to tell me that, first. Otherwise being disgusted don't make no sense! BRICK: Give me my crutch. BIG DADDY: You heard me, you got to tell me what I asked you first.