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American Dream | Study Guide

Edward Albee

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Section 1 (Meet the Family) Mommy and Daddy are sitting in the living room of their apartment. They complain about the tardiness of an expected visi... Read More
Section 2 (Mrs. Barker Arrives) Daddy answers the door. It's Mrs. Barker, the chairman of Mommy's women's club. She and Mommy exchange passive-aggressiv... Read More
Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed) Grandma gives Mrs. Barker "a hint" about why she's been called to the apartment. A symbolic fairy-tale story is told: 20... Read More
Section 4 (Finale) Mrs. Barker leads Mommy and Daddy back into the living room. Mommy becomes distressed once she realizes Grandma is gone.... Read More
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