August: Osage County Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Tracy Letts
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the Weston home in August: Osage County. How large is the house? How are the various rooms described in the play's stage directions? How does the house and its appearance reflect upon the lives of its inhabitants?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the character of Beverly Weston in the play. How old is Beverly? What was his claim to fame? What do Beverly's actions in the narrative reveal about his character and situation?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the relationship between Barbara and Bill in August: Osage County. What has led to their separation? Why has Bill accompanied Barbara to see her family? How does the relationship between these characters evolve in the course of the play?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the family dynamic of the Aiken family in August: Osage County. How many children do Mattie Fae and Charlie have? How would you describe the relationship between...

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