Brighton Beach Memoirs Discussion Questions

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Compare and contrast Brighton Beach Memoirs with Paul Osborn's 1939 play Morning's at Seven, a comedic play about familial relations. How do the different settings (urban versus rural, respectively) affect the manner in which the families are perceived?

Research the history of the Depression in the United States, focusing on the effect it had on families. How do the Jeromes compare with the average American family during the Depression?

Explore the psychology of puberty. Discuss how puberty affects the actions and decisions of Eugene Jerome. Is Eugene a typical pubescent male?

Research the history of Europe in 1937, focusing on the hostile actions of Nazi Germany towards other countries and Jewish populations. How do these political policies affect the relatives of the Jeromes in Europe as well as their American counterparts?

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