The American Dream Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this dark comedy, Albee presents us with an American family, Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma. The dysfunction between the character is grossly apparent. As a dominating Mommy emasculates the Daddy and the Grandma is packing up so the long feared *van man* can take her away, Mrs. Barker comes to the door but no one really knows why she is there. In the midst of the chaos, the american dream arrives. He is a handsome, beautiful, shell of a man devoid of feeling, life, and anything human. As the soon to be adopted son, he is the perfect replacement for the son that was destroyed in the Mommy's attempt at perfection. He is the perfect package and the promise of long sought after satisfaction.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   all of family Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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