True West is an intense dramatization of the relationship between two brothers: Lee and Austin. As each scene progresses, the brothers’ rivalry and animosity towards each other become more and more apparent, building towards a single emotionally involving climax. Throughout the play, the characters undergo subtle changes as each brother subconsciously attempts to absorb the part of the other brother’s life which he feels might complete him. This role reversal is the pivotal instrument
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the same desert sooner or later.(P53)” Neither of the brothers has acted in a particularly normal fashion throughout the play, and it is only when their mother comes home that they realize they have trashed the house. The exchange of culture between the two brothers not only allows each brother to glimpse into the others’ life, but also creates a chaotic environment in which the brothers become overcome with sibling rivalry.