Curse of The Starving Class

Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Some critics consider it part of a Family Trilogy which includes Buried Child (1979) and True West (1980). Others consider it part of a quintet which includes Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985).

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    The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don’t know what they are conserving.
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    O curse of marriage,
    That we can call these delicate creatures ours
    And not their appetites!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It is my conviction that in general women are more snobbish and class conscious than men and that these ignoble traits are a product of men’s attitude toward women and women’s passive acceptance of this attitude.
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    Early every morning an old woman goes to the market to curse a grocery clerk, who curses back.
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    Son of the village chief,
    you’re pitiless,
    scared of your wife
    and as difficult to see
    as a worm in bitter fruit.
    The village is starving itself over you
    in spite of it all.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)