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What Makes Sammy Run? Setting & Symbolism

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The Record

The Record is the newspaper where both the main characters, Al Manheim and Sammy Glick, get their first break in writing professionally. Al returns "home" to the Record when he is blacklisted in Hollywood.

Rivington Street

Rivington Street is the street in lower Manhattan where Sammy Glick is born and raised. It is one of the streets that make up the poor Jewish-inhabited slums in that area.

Sammy's Shoes

The first time Al catches Sammy scamming someone for money, Sammy shows Al that the money was spent on a new pair of shoes. From that point Sammy buys a new pair of shoes every chance he gets. When Sammy is a kid in his poor neighborhood he is forced to play in the streets without shoes because his family cannot afford them.

Hollywood, California

Hollywood, CA is the center of the critique of Sammy Glick. Hollywood...

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