True West - Act 2, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 8 Summary

Lee is whacking the typewriter with a golf club and dropping pages of his burning script into a bowl. Austin is polishing a long line of toasters on the kitchen counter. Both brothers are drunk, and Mom's plants are dead. Austin is pleased with his overnight foray into the criminal world, and is crowing about his success. Lee is not enjoying his new career, but takes time to belittle Austin's petty theft. Austin, in turn, chastises him for beating up a perfectly good typewriter and golf club, saying he should consider all the struggling writers and golfers who never had access to good equipment.

Lee shuns Austin's offer of toast for breakfast, saying it is a woman he needs. Apparently, he has someone in mind. Lee fumbles in his wallet for the number and tries in vain to get assistance from the operator in finding...

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