True West

by: Sam Shepard

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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What “curse” does Austin try and ultimately fail to escape?

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What two conflicting “forces” does Shepard associate with the old West and the new West, respectively?

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What does Shepard suggest that the pressures of economic necessity render almost impossible?

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What dominant cultural narrative does Shepard resist, suggesting that individuals should form identities on their own terms?

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What typical figure do Austin and Lee represent two conflicting sides of?