Conflict Analysis of San Shephards True West

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In the play True West, by Sam Shepard, the conflict which occurs between Austin and Lee is most interesting when in regard to business. As stated in the assignment sheet “the essence of dramatic action is conflict,” I find the most enthralling action sequences in this play to be those spurred by a conflict based on business matters. In the beginning of True West the apparent differences between the two main characters, brothers Austin and …

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…to be the ‘best.’ The business transactions and professional stations only add to the conflict that is constantly building. The role reversals are ingenious. By attempting to be success’ in eachothers fields, Austin and Lee realize the talents they posses make them who they are. Thus they overcome the conflicts they had struggled with throughout the play and let their business finesse be a state of reality, and not a state of being. Bibliography NA