Brighton Beach Memoirs Review

Brighton Beach Memoirs Review - 20 September 2009 Brighton...

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20 September 2009 Brighton Beach Memoirs Review When writing a play, one has to be cautious not to drown out certain emotions with other sentiments. Unfortunately, Neil Simon threw caution to the wind when he wrote the play Brighton Beach Memoirs . Simon overshadows humorous anecdotes with dark anecdotes and creates a gloomy side that doesn’t fit into the storyline. The play is categorized as a comedy, and it takes place over a span of a week in a middle class home in Brighton Beach, New York, in 1937. The story follows the trials and stresses of the Jerome family and their three relatives that live under one roof. The main character is Eugene Jerome, a fourteen year-old who occasionally steps out of the scene to narrate the story. It is partly a coming of age tale following Eugene as he faces the oncoming of his own sexual maturity and develops throughout the story while observing his family amidst economic and social crises. Eugene’s father is Jack Jerome, a handsome, well-regarded person who fills the classic “family man” role. He commands dinner at the head of the table, brings in the money, and is confronted before any major decision that is made. Kate Jerome is the mother of the family.
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