Discuss the role of Eugene as both the narrator and as a character in Brighton Beach Memoirs. Is it an effective method of telling the Jerome family's story? Why or why not?
Having Eugene as both the narrator and a character is effective in telling the Jerome family story because it provides an appealing protagonist with whom the audience can empathize. Telling the story from the boy’s perspective also generates information useful to the audience, as a child must learn family dynamics and history. Yet as an adolescent, he can also provide mature insights. A negative aspect is that confining observations to any one character raises questions of reliability.
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