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American Buffalo Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Discuss the importance of setting in the novel. How does Don's Resale Shop create a useful backdrop for the characters and their schemes?

Describe Ruthie and Grace's impact on Teach. Why is he so angry with them? Is his jealousy a factor in his perspective of them? Why or why not?

Discuss David Mamet's writing style in this play. How does he use different language and speaking styles to create unique characters?

Describe Fletcher's role in the play. Do you think his role is meant to create conflict? Why or why not?

Identify the problems between Teach and Don. What intensifies their anger and causes them to lash out at each other?

Discuss how nicknames are used in the play. What is the significance of Bob calling Don "Donny" at the end of Act II? Is Teach's nickname appropriate for him? Why or why not?

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