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Unformatted text preview: descriptions that initially match the personalities of the characters, later is revealed to be a mask of the different personality underneath the superficial costume. Austin, for instance, irked and upset after having lost his movie contract, reverts into a persona much more like Lee, as Lee seems to switch places so quickly with Austin. Their quick role reversal seems to signal that they are both attempting to play a part, rather than be themselves. In addition, the fact that the plot is relying heavily on a movie pitch about the West, though Saul does not seem to care that the “true” west is revealed in the tentative film (his motives revolve around monetary success), the question of the importance of truth over entertainment, and reality over fantasy seem to be concepts that become more and more important in True West as the play continues....
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