True West is a play by Sam Shepard that was first performed in 1980. Explore a character analysis of Austin, a plot summary, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of True West, scene by scene break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in True West and in-depth analyses of Austin, Lee, Saul Kimmer, Mom, and Old Man.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in True West, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of True West by reading these key quotes.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of True West with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


Get ready to ace your True West paper with our mini essays and suggested essay topics.

Further Study

Go further in your study of True West with background information and suggestions for further reading.


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