Mendacity

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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 eight, and never even liked her” (Williams 70). In a trip with Big Mama to Europe where wanted to buy everything, made him feel uncomfortable about her behavior. As well in that trip he encountered a five years old girl, who went to zip his pants for money and which made him feel disgusted. Big Daddy knowing he is sick, he plays around making everybody thinks he is fine. “Who said I was leaving this place to Gooper or anybody? This is my sixty-fifth birthday! I got fifteen years or twenty years left in me! Ill out live you! I’ll bury you an’ have to pay for your coffin” (Williams 94). Big Daddy prefers Brick instead of his other son Gooper. Even though, Big Daddy and his son have no communication. He tries to have a conversation with Brick the day of his birthday of what had happen with his friend Skipper, Brick will just try to ignore him. He had mention since life gave him another opportunity not only will he “buy a beautiful woman, but he will smother her in minks, choke her with diamonds” (Williams).
Brick married Maggie with conditions; not sleeping with each other or having kids. The marriage lacks communication. “I don’t have…...

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