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In the play True West by Sam Shepard the conflict which occurs between Austin and Lee is most interesting when in regard to business As stated in the assignment sheet the essence of dramatic action is conflict I find the most enthralling action sequences in 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 main characters brothers Austin and Lee are their degrees of success and professional standing Austin is a distinguished screenwriter and an Ivy League Alumni He has the family The house the car the whole slamTrue West Ii At the other end of the spectrum is Lee hes a burglar he has lived in the desert for the last three months he hasnt a family a house or even a car A prominent conflict scene attributed to the brothers lines of work is when Lee mentions that the length of his stay Depends mostly on housesTrue West Iii Austin attempts to dissuade Lee from burgling the neighborhood but makes a momentous mistake trying to resolve the rising conflict by offering Lee money Lee turns the argument into a physical scuffle and states that he doesnt want Austins Hollywood blood money and adds I can git my own money my own way Big money Austin initially playing the part of the protagonist backing down and letting Lee spout off about how he can fend for himself Another conflict that heightens the dramatic action is when Lee sells his screenplay idea to Saul Austin had been working on a project with Saul for months When it finally came time to seal the deal Saul reassures Austin that everything is final all they have to so is sell the idea by getting a major star True West Iiii All Lee has to do is go golf and come home with a new set of golf clubs and everything
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