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Brighton Beach Memoirs

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...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2015 3:21 am UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Eugene, the main character in the play, values playing baseball and dreaming about his future greatness as baseball player or writer. He devotes himself to chronicling everything that is happening...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016 1:13 am UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs is part of a trilogy by Neil Simon, many of whose works are well regarded for their ability to present a "snapshot" of what life was like for regular people during some very...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 4:26 pm UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Blanche says this after she has had a long fight with her sister, Kate. The fight is instigated in part because Blanche's date with Frank Murphy has been canceled, as Frank has had an accident....

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 11:46 pm UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

On one level, Nora's desire to be a dancer on Broadway could be symbolic of her overwhelming need to escape from her boring, unfulfilling home life. At home, she's nobody; on Broadway she could be...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020 6:07 pm UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

The character of Eugene is an effective narrator for Brighton Beach Memoirs because he is young, likable, and perceptive. As a child, there are many things that he must learn about his family,...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021 6:33 am UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first in a trilogy of quasi-autobiographical plays written by Neil Simon, is a coming-of-age comedy that takes place in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn, NY, in the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2020 6:42 pm UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Set during the Depression era, Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon is an autobiographical two-act play about the Jeromes, a Jewish family in Brooklyn. The Jerome family consists of Kate and Jack...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 11:55 pm UTC

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a coming-of-age story, meaning that it shows how the main character makes a transition from childhood to adulthood. Eugene is almost 15-years-old, and he is starting to...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

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