Mendacity

836 WordsMay 6, 20114 Pages
Mendacity is the trend to lie. In the case of A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, the Pollitt family is living in deception. Living in mendacity can cause competition in between family. The Pollitt are an un-united family. They don’t have communication, the family lacks honesty. Mendacity plays a big role in Brick’s life; on the play he blames falsehood for the cause of him becoming an alcoholic and marrying Maggie under certain circumstances. Big Daddy the wealthiest man in town needs to play the good man, lying that he stills loves Big Mama. There’s no communication neither love in their marriage. “That’s right, a ball a ball! Hell! I slept with Big Mama till, let’s see, five years ago, till I was sixty and she was fifty…show more content…
Maggie had something with Brick best friend Skipper to trying to get him away from Brick. She thought that by breaking Skipper and Brick friendship, her marriage with Brick would be perfect. Brick suggests that she jump off and take a lover. Maggie, however, wants only Brick. She prays for him to get fat and ugly so she can stop being obsessed with him. In the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, mendacity plays a large role in the Pollitt family. The lies that they live in makes them lack trust and have no communication. Brick’s life is to be a blur due to mendacity; he drinks and hides his feeling. Maggie is affected by mendacity through Brick. Her own husband makes her life a living hell but she still loves him. Big Daddy’s marriage with Big Mamma is a lie as well, there’s no love. In both of these marriages mendacity plays a big role; lacking honesty and unable to express
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