American Buffalo Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

Essay Topic 4

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

Essay Topic 5

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

Essay Topic 6

Discuss how nicknames are used in the play. What is the significance of Bob calling Don "Donny" at the end of Act II? Is...

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