This is not top notch Williams, but as they say a-holes have in common opinions since everyone's got one. His flat out masterpiece IMO is "Streetcar." If you read the collected Williams letters, you begin to see a figure in the carpet. His special sensitivities became his dramatic themes and obsessions: the madness of Blanche is that of Rose, Williams' sister, confined to an asylum, quite totally, pathetically insane. The horror that Blanche undergoes when told to take a hike as much for destroying the friendship of someone she mistakes as a "gentleman caller" (Williams code words for "trick"). No, no, he put all of his themes in his "Desire."But in "Cat" he was depicting the total dysfunctionality of the American (and especially Southern-gothic) family. A bunch of drunks, a husband afraid of possible homosexual acts -- a too close friendship in the football team, among other obsessions. We always laught at the use of the running gag: having Maggie gripe about the inlaws' "no-neck monsters," But the best line is uttered by Big Mama during a discussion with Maggie about trouble in a marriage. The topic of conversation is Maggie's bisexual husband's problems. Indicating the bed, Big Mama says that when trouble comes into a marriage, "it's right there." Williams' gay orientation is hinted at in all his plays. My all-time favorite character name in his ouvre is "Sebastian Venable." You can't get more Southern, and you can't get gayer, Sebastian being the saint embraced by gay men the world over.