American Dream

by: Edward Albee

Suggested Essay Topics

Writing help Suggested Essay Topics

Discuss the tropes of disfigurement and deformity in the play.

Grandma describes the play as a comedy. What is the function of humor in this play?

What is the significance of Mrs. Barker removing her dress upon her arrival at Mommy and Daddy's apartment?

What is the significance of Grandma's boxes? Their wrapping?

What is the effect of Albee naming three of his principal characters Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma? Close read a passage to generate your argument.