The Prison

Setting: Brooklyn, New York, 1920’s after war.

Italian Immigrants 


Rosa: seems to be happy but she does not, her life is a misery.

Tommy Castelli: Depressive, trapped in a prison in his mind, lazy, he lives a hard life and boring, not highly educated low class, etc.

The little American girl: Rite of Passage, only a little kid not a thieve, intelligent, etc.

Themes: Imprisonment, trapped, locked, bored, Doom, Suffering, etc.

Climax: When Tommy hits Rosa to defend the girl.

Epiphanic moment: When Tommy realize that he is a prisoner of his mind.




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