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I think the ending of True West by Sam Shepard shows the brothers becoming part of the West. Their mother's kitchen seems to fade away as "the figures of the brothers now appear to be caught in a...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 5:29 pm UTC

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In Sam Shepard's play True West, the truths that the title refers to are the stereotypes and caricatures that are reflected in the depiction of a "true" American West. In the play, these truths are...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2018 3:38 pm UTC

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Setting is very important in True West by Samuel Shepard. As the title suggests, the play is set in the West—all the way on the West Coast in California. California is an important choice, because...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 2:41 am UTC

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In Sam Shepard’s True West, the characters Lee and Austin both symbolize different aspects of the archetypical West. Austin represents the possibility of the West. When the play opens, it is clear...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 7:02 am UTC

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One of the prominent images is that of the houseplants in the mother's kitchen. They represent order and stability, cultivation and containment. When the mother has to leave for a time, she asks...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2007 8:38 pm UTC

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Lee is a social outcast, a heavy drinker, and lacking financially,which contributes to his violent temper. Lee is his own worst enemy and he takes it out on every one around him. His brother,...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2007 10:10 pm UTC

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There is an intersting one here: http://www.enotes.com/true-west/33658 although it pertains mainly to the idea of "myth" it certainly discusses what you are looking for.

Latest answer posted February 13, 2007 12:23 am UTC

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