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Curse of the Starving Class | Study Guide

Sam Shepard

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Overview

Author

Sam Shepard

Year Published

1977

Type

Play

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Tense

The play is in the present tense.

About the Title

The mother of the family Ella describes to her son Wesley the curse that she feels. She states it is invisible but always there. She describes it as coming every day and she can see it coming. She tells Wesley she cannot stop it or change it. Ella is a victim. She feels she has no control over her life or who she is. This is what she is starving for and she will pass this feeling on to the next generation and the one after that. Ella says it is all in the genes and there is no escape. It is the curse of the starving class.

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