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Lost in Yonkers Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

A voice-over of Eddie's letter to Arty and Jay opens this scene. It is clear that Eddie is working himself to exhaustion, and the letter mentions that his doctor has diagnosed an irregular heartbeat, probably caused by stress. Bella stealthily enters the apartment so as not to rouse Grandma, but the old woman hears her and chastises Bella for wasting money on movies and movie magazines. To Grandma's way of thinking, those things do nothing but create unrealistic dreams in the imaginations of people who have no way of attaining them. Grandma takes the magazines and retreats to the bedroom.

Act 1, Scene 2 Analysis

This scene further exemplifies the chasm that exists between Grandma Kurnitz and Bella. The old woman is world weary and driven by duty while Bella dreams all the time. Grandma has had a hard life and sees no point in endorsing her...

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