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In the play True West by Sam Shepard the conflict which occurs between Austinand Lee is most interesting when in regard to business As stated in the assignment sheetthe essence of dramatic action is conflict I find the most enthralling action sequencesin 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 maincharacters brothers Austin and Lee are their degrees of success and professionalstanding Austin is a distinguished screenwriter and an Ivy League Alumni He has thefamily The house the car the whole slamTrue West Ii At the other end of thespectrum is Lee hes a burglar he has lived in the desert for the last three months hehasnt a family a house or even a car A prominent conflict scene attributed to thebrothers lines of work is when Lee mentions that the length of his stay Depends mostlyon housesTrue West Iii Austin attempts to dissuade Lee from burgling theneighborhood but makes a momentous mistake trying to resolve the rising conflict byoffering Lee money Lee turns the argument into a physical scuffle and states that hedoesnt want Austins Hollywood blood money and adds I can git my own money myown way Big money Austin initially playing the part of the protagonist backing downand letting Lee spout off about how he can fend for himself Another conflict thatheightens the dramatic action is when Lee sells his screenplay idea to Saul Austin hadbeen working on a project with Saul for months When it finally came time to seal thedeal Saul reassures Austin that everything is final all they have to so is sell the idea bygetting a major star True West Iiii All Lee has to do is go golf and come homewith a new set of golf clubs and everything is set in stone Austin is frustrated to realizethat Saul is merely a hustler and that in the business world a
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