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Aim Keeping I mind that these characters are wounded human beings who are members of a dysfunctional family discuss the meaning of the title Lost in Yonkers Show how the title applies to three characters Grandma Bella Louie Eddie Jay and Arty Neil Simon must have chosen the title Lost in Yonkers for a reason None of them were physically lost they all knew where they were So why did he choose this title Let us remember that the family in the comic drama was a dysfunctional one I believe that Neil Simon chose this title to show that the characters were lost mentally and emotionally Its pretty obvious that every character in the play was confused and lost in some way Great examples of this is Grandma Kurnitz who was lost in her pain and hardship Bella who was lost in between child hood and adult hood and Louie who was lost in understand the difference between right and wrong Let us start off with Grandma Kurnitz Although she gives of a butch militaristic attitude she is actually a very weak woman The play begins by portraying her as a strong woman probably more feared by her children then loved This can be proven when Jay said Hes Eddie afraid of her the same as Bella But as the play progresses you come to see that she has many mixed emotions eating herself inside Towards the end of the play she exposes herself She tells us Not dying before them her children is my sin She didnt want to feel the pain of seeing her children die again She believed that if she didnt care or show any feelings she would be able to curb any future pain from happening She said I stopped feeling because I couldnt stand losing anymore As you can see she is lost She suffers from the emotional pain of seeing her children die causing her
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