In 1933 Aaron gets the letter for his father marked as from "Works Progress Administration".
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Perhaps you could spare one or two bites for young Aaron.
Oh, no. Really, I couldn't.
When Aaron here works for his meal the way I did, he can have some.
That wouldn't be feasible.
With you, who knows?
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This is a beautiful movie about an enterprising young man who survives various hardships during the depression. It has a bitter edge but isn't excessive and brings back tales of my grandmother's of how her family coped during the depression. My grandmother's parents were far more functional than the frail ill mother and the traveling salesman father who basically abandons his child to work out of state. I agree with other comments it hardly seems American because it is so deep without smashing the hammer down on our heads. Even though it is harsh I think it is suitable for older children if nothing more than an abject lesson about how real and difficult life really was. The irony is that America still exists to a lesser degree we just don't see it in the movies or on TV.
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