True West - Act 2, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

Austin is drunk and singing, which is distracting Lee, who is seated at the table trying to write his script, painfully pecking away at the keys, one finger at a time. Austin continues to interrupt with a drunken dialogue about how Saul thinks Austin and Lee are the same person. Lee suggests he ease off the booze or leave the house, but Austin tells Lee he is enjoying his company for the first time. Austin attempts to remind Lee of their places in life - his as a scriptwriter and Lee is a common criminal. Lee reminds Austin that he is the one now making a living as a writer. Austin then tells Lee he could succeed at Lee's profession as well. Austin attempts to get Lee to wager that he cannot break into someone's house and steal a toaster. Austin tries to get up...

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