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Biloxi Blues begins in a train where a boy by the name of Eugene Morris Jerome is sitting writing in his journal He is heading for Biloxi MS for boot camp Also on the train are some of his fellow platoon members There was Roy Selridge Joseph Wykowski Arnold Epstein Don Carney James Hennesy and others Jerome says this is his first time away from home and he seemed like the nervous typeWhen the troops get to Biloxi Ms Sgt Merwin J Toomey greets them Jerome is put on the spot when he gets every member of his platoon on the ground doing pushups except him I think this part of the play brought out the quest of Jerome not getting along with everyone just being neutral There are three other quests or goals Jerome establishes for himself loosing his virginity becoming a writer and finding the perfect girlJerome went through a lot in trying just to be neutral and not hurt anybody In certain parts of the play its like he wasted all that energy to try and make everything right but he couldnt There is one main time where he goes wrong When Wykowski is making fun of Epstein for being a Jew and his fellow Jew Jerome just stands there not defending a fellow Jew just because he didnt want to get in bad with Wykowski Epstein even tells him that thats what Jeromes problem is that he doesnt stand up for his beliefs he would rather have people make fun of him and others so as not to get others upset with himI think Epstein provided the awakening in that he told Jerome the problem Jerome realizes that in trying to make everything cool he is just causing a problem In trying to make everyone in his platoon happy he hurt the person he had a good relationship with not to mention a fellow JewAs for the other three goals he
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