Neil Simon Writing Styles in Lost in Yonkers

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Point of View

The play is primarily from Jay’s point of view. However, there are a few scenes where Jay is not a part of the action. These mostly serve to establish the personalities and identities of the other characters. Regardless, the reader and audience mainly see Jay’s growing admiration and respect for Grandma as he and Arty learn more about her. More importantly, his progression can be seen as he learns to become more responsible and strong.

Setting

The play takes place in Yonkers, a section of New York north of Manhattan. At the time of the play, the area was the home of a very large Jewish immigrant neighborhood. The story takes places during World War II, 1942 specifically. The war effort played a major role in the establishment of the country. The setting is significant because the plot heavily relies on World War II...

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