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  • Charaters
    • Eddie
      • background
        • Eddie  lived in NY and worked on the piers to earn just enough money he works  hard . He was respected by many people and had a good reputataion
      • personality
        • irrational
        • seeks authority, respect & dominace
          • Eddie is acustum  to being the most dominant and having the most respect so when these are  taken away he desperately need them back
            • "I want my name!... Marco's got my name"
    • Roldolfo
      • personality
        • excitable/ childish
          • We can tell Rodolfo really wants to e in America and all of it excites him.  I think because of this he is often referred to as a boy or not a man. He is a mixture of both because unlike is bother, who is saving, he is spending a lot in america
            • "He's spending'. Records he buys now.Shoes. Jackets."
            • "I want to be an American. And then I want to go back to Italy when I am rich"
            • "the boy"
            • "he's got the bright lights in his head"
        • not a typical 50's man
    • Chatherine
      • background
        • Catherine is Eddie and B's adopted daughter since her mum died. She's lived in New York all her life and is a top student but she now wants more independene
      • personality
        • childlish
          • At the start of the play she is very childish and oblivious to how she was acting and we see that Eddie has control over her
            • "you throw yourself at him like when you was twelve years old"
            • "almost in tears because he disapproves"
              • Funny how at the end of the book she couldn't careless if he came to the wedding
        • angry/spiteful
          • Near the end of the book Katie's attitude towards Eddie has changed drastically because of the way he treats Rodolfo and herself
            • "He a rat! He belongs in sewer!"
            • This happens because the kiss
      • relationship with Eddie
        • t they share a very unhealthy relationship. She doesn't understand the boundaries between a wife and a daughter
          • "you sit on the edge of the bathtub talking' to him when he's shaving in his underwear"
          • "I can tell when he's hungry or wants a beer before he even says anything"
      • Roldolfo
        • When Rodolfo arrived and as they fell in love  Catherine  slowly gained  the strength to show her independene despite Eddie's discomfort
          • "You got no more right to tell nobody nothin'!
          • "Catherine (flushed with revolt) you wanna dance Rodolfo? (Eddie freezes)"
    • Marco
      • background
        • Marco  is from Italy and came to NY to send remittance home for his wife and three children so they can survive
      • personality
        • polite/  appreciative
          • When Marco first arrive we see his is very polite an this continues through out his stay until Eddie calls the IB
            • "I want to tell you now Eddie -when you say go, we will go "
            • "whatever there is is, anything"
        • protective/ vengeful
          • Marco is very protective over Rodolfo and his family back in Italy. So when Eddie threatened Rodolfo he establishes his dominance and when his family's future was jeopardized he became very angry
            • chair scence
            • end scence
            • "he transforms what might appear like a glare of warning into a smile of triumph"
            • "he degraded my brother...He robbed my children"
      • relationship with Eddie
        • Eddie and Marco relationship was good and friendly at the beginning but as Eddie wound him up the relationship turned to hatred
          • "Marco goes around like a man; nobody kids Marco"
          • "What do you, say, Marco, we go to the bouts [next Saturday night"
          • "Animal!You go on your knees for me"
    • Alfieri
      • personality
        • wise/ smart
          • Alfieri was wise and smart enough for people to seek advise from
            • "my father always said you was a smart man"
        • trustworthy
          • He is a trustworthy person even though he's a lawyer
            • "even my wife I didn't exactly say this"
      • background
        • Alfieri is a lawyer background which links him further between the two cultures
          • "I was born in Italy ...I only came here when I was 25"
      • relationship with eddie
        • Eddie to him is a special case that he can forget. Also Eddie seems to be some sort of a family friend
      • main uses
        • Chorus
          • see folder
        • As a bridge
          • see folder
  • Alfieri was wise and smart enough for people to seek advise from
    • "my father always said you was a smart man"

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