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    amazing what a secret can do to a person. Keeping secrets among friends can be fun, or helpful when you need to confide in someone you trust. Other secrets can do more harm than good. They can fester inside you and cause endless pain. In “Buried Child,'; this is the case. The family is permanently altered by their secret, which becomes a growing moral cancer to them, leaving each impotent in their own way. The play takes place on Dodge’s farm. About thirty years ago, the farm was fertile

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard Sam Shepard has always written plays that have numerous illusions to frustrate the reader. Shepard has also been known for several twists in his plays, and also makes the reader believe in something that is not real. Born in 1943, Shepard always enjoyed Theatre and Playwriting. Now, nearly 60 years of age, Shepard is one of the most famous playwrights in America. In Shepard’s Buried Child, there are many twists and turns that have the reader wondering and

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    Buried Child

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    Buried Child Choose two characters form Buried Child, compare and contrast them, and say what each say to the contributions to the action to the play… DODGE Vs. VINCE The character is Dodge and Vince I have chosen to look at for a comparison in Buried Child. Dodge is chosen because he seems to be at the centre of many of the reasons why this family is in the state it is in. He acts as catalyst in this dysfunctional family. A good example of this is, is his relationship he has with Halie. He has

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    Sam Shepard

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    Sam Shepard Sam Shepard is a contemporary American playwright and actor whose plays deal with modern social concerns. He was influenced by Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg who rebelled against a society of economic affluence and social conformity following World War II. Insatiable consumerism became a central trait of postwar life, "driven by the mass media, advertising, and generous loan terms" ("Sam Shepard"). From this atmosphere the Beat Writers came forward to declare their

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    Analysis Of Buried Child

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    of reservations about the play before I saw it, not knowing what it was going to be about, but the play was superb, and well worth producing. Even with the small setting of the theater they did a pretty good job with the set design. I believe Buried Child was making a social statement. This family was hiding a huge secret, and because of this, they became a completely dysfunctional family. The secret was that Dodge had drowned a baby that Halie had after having sex with her own son, Tilden. Dodge

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    Buried Child Play Trauma

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    family. In contemporary dramas, the playwrights discuss these family dynamics and dysfunctions that are formed from, usually too taboo to discuss out loud, societal topics such as sexual abuse. In the plays How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel and Buried Child by Sam Shepard, they share the common social context of how trauma from sexual abuse affects the relationships of a family, as the characters Li’l Bit and Tilden look for forgiveness and acceptance of their past through fighting the silence

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    we take the American Dream into consideration of the traditional American family, this family should be filled with happiness and opportunity, but as we all know life isn’t always easy and it can bring us down at any moment. I believe the play “Buried Child” is a primary example of what could happen to an American Family when the chase of the American Dream fails. The first time reading this story I thought of it as a very unique type of play that we don’t usually read about in our everyday lives

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    Symbolism in Sam Shepard's The Buried Child In Sam Shepard’s The Buried Child there are numerous twists and turns that have the reader spinning and wanting more. Shepard develops a play that has a plethora of illusions, not only towards such works as Oedipus Rex, where he includes the theme of incest. He has also incorporated symbolic emasculation and Native American symbols of renewal with the abundance of vegetables in the backyard. At first glance, Buried Child seems as a typical Middle American

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    Sam Shepard’s Buried Child was first presented in 1978. This play depicts America’s disappointment and disillusionment with the American Dream and other myths that have accumulated in American cultural consciousness and the resulting breakdown of traditional family structures and values. Buried Child incorporates many Post-modern elements such as the mixing of genres, the deconstruction of a grand narrative and the use of pastiche and layering and symbolism within the realistic framework of a ‘family

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    Disfunction in Buried Child by Sam Shepard The main idea of Sam Shepard's, "Buried Child" is dis-function. Set in typical Shepard fashion, he creates what can be described as a typical, run of the mill American family. However, it is not long intothe playr that the reader realizes that not only is this not the case, but this family may in fact be the most dis-functional in all of America. It is immediately made clear to the reader that something is not quite right. Dodge, the grandfather of

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