Brighton Beach Memoirs
John Rodriguez

The Great Depression

The book was set during the Great Depression

The Great Depression was from (1929-1939)The Great Depression started when the stock market crashed in October 1929.Over the next several years, consumers spending and investments dropped, Causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment, failing companies laid off workers. By 1933 over 15 million Americans were unemployed.On October 24,1929, the stock markets bubble finally burst. As investors began dumping shares en masse. A record 12.9 million shares were traded that day, known as “Black Thursday.” Five days later, on “Black Tuesday” 16 million shares were traded after another wave of panic swept Wall Street.

Colleges of the 1930's
Emory university
the tuition was $400/The room and board was $520/Books were $35/Clothing and miscellaneous were $260.Today the tuition is $134,600 and in the 1930'S the tuition was $400.The College mascot is an eagle.
The gas was 17  cents per gallon.Sliced Baked Ham 39 cents per pound,
Dozen Eggs for 18 Cents,Bananas for 19 cents for 4 Pounds, and 14 Oranges for 25 cents. The average cost for a new car was $640

Stan's Apology Letter
Dear, Mr.Stroheim
I am gratefully sorry for rubbing dirt on your shoes. I did it because I was angry, and I will never do it again. I will clean your shoes whenever you ask me to.
I think you hire me because I am a very hard worker. I also really need the money for my family. I will do whatever you need to do.
Again I would like to apologize for my miss behavior. I will never do anything bad. So can you please rehire me so I can support my family. Also I will be the hardest worker you will ever have.
                                Sincerly, Stan

Broadway Show
Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

Personal Review

I really liked it, because it was like a drama play. They always fought and solved the problems. My favorite character was Eugean, because he likes to have sex and play baseball. My favorite part was when Eugean finally saw Nora naked, and wrote it down. They should read it because it is really good.

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