Brighton Beach Memoirs
by Lana Avalos

The Great Depression

The Great Depression lasted for 10 years from 1929-1939. This devastating time occurred due to the downfall of market economies leaving millions of people unemployed. At the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the president of the United States. He helped lessen the economic stress and debt. Many people struggled roughly due to their economic stress. The downfall implied that now people would have more responsibilities trying to get jobs.

http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression

Colleges in the 1930's

In the 1930's, college tuition was about $400. The room and boards were about $520, the books were $35, and clothing ran for about $260. Colleges now are more advanced and require more work in order to get accepted to go to them. Over the years, colleges have also grown into a population of over 3,000 students. Penn University has a mascot of a Quaker standing for the famous Quaker known as William Penn.

Gas in the 1930's was only $0.17 per gallon. Food ran from $0.3 to $0.50. Cars were $800-$2000 in the 1930's. Clothing was also very cheap.

Apology Letter

Dear Mr.Stroheim,

I sincerely apologize for the way I have acted towards you. At the time, I was severely upset. I reacted in a way that was immature and fairly childish. I have come across the idea that maybe you may find it deep down in your heart to forgive my actions.

My job was my life. I survived off of your pay. Right now, my father has lost his job and he believes that I will be able to provide for my entire family on my " salary " from my " job ". Without your pay and my labor, my family will not be able to live. I promise my actions will never happen again.

There are seven people living in my household. I am in great need of your assistance. I want my family to live. I need my job back please consider giving it back.

Sincerely,

Stanley

Broadway show

In New York, a Broadway show known as "Aladdin" will be live at the New Amsterdam Theater on April 29,2015. The tickets are $127.50. The first show was in 2011.

http://www.aladdinthemusical.com/reviews

Personal Review

In my opinion, Brighton Beach Memoirs was a great book. I enjoyed it. I like hearing plays and getting to see how the characters get into it. This book also had a great lesson behind it. The moral of the book was that no matter what family will always have your back.

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