Close To Perfect
In Tennessee Williams's play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the character that appealed to me the most is Brick. Brick seemed to be the center of attention throughout the play. I feel that the there were three main things that Brick was known for. He is the one that everybody loves, and everyone favors. He is often portrayed as a Greek god because of his god looks and his athletic figure, although his problem with alcohol also played a big factor in the character that many admire.
Brick is love by everyone in the play, Big Mama and Big Daddy treat him as the favorite son. We see their favoritism towards Brick a lot throughout the play. For example, “I want Brick! Where's Brick? Where’s my only son?” (Williams 106). Big Mama says this after she finds out that Big Daddy is actually dying. This scene shows how much Big Mama favors Brick because although she has another son she says that Brick is her only son. Big Mama is not the only one who favors Brick in the story because Big Daddy also favors Brick. In the talk that Big Daddy and Brick had together, Big Daddy stated that if he was going to die, he would give everything to Brick, showing that they favor Brick over Gooper.
Brick is also portrayed as the ultimate man throughout the play. He's an athlete, and has a professional football career ahead of him. He was also a very attractive man. “I can't see a man but you! Even with my eyes closed, I just see you! Why don't you get ugly, Brick, why don't you please get fat or ugly or something so I...