What is the symbolism of Nora's dad's coat in Neil Simon's play Brighton Beach Memoirs?

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In Neil Simon's play Brighton Beach Memoirs, the pockets of Nora and Laurie's father represent both security and loss of security.

Nora relates that when their father was alive, six years prior to the start of the play, their father would tell Nora to search his coat pocket for a treat. She describes finding "all these terrific things in there," such as candy, gum, movie stubs, loose change, and his suede gloves that both sisters remember so fondly....

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