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  • Eddie
    • What does Eddie do in the play?
      • Protective towards Catherine. Becomes obsessive in unnatural way.
      • Can be warm and generous, few moments when he is not in conflict with the other characters.
      • Jealousy of Rodolpho shows how emotionally unstable he is.
      • Breaks code of honour by betraying Marco and Rodolfo when his relationship with Catherine is threatened.
      • Loses respect of all that know him, has no option but to confront Marco in mortal combat.
      • Gains some dignity in the manner of his death.
    • How is Eddie's character revealed?
      • I don't understand you; she's seventeen years old, you gonna keep her in the house all her life?"
        • This comment from Beatrice tells the audience that he is too protective, too possessive of Catherine and he should be able to see that she is old enough to look after herself
      • "I take the blankets off my bed for him, and he takes and puts his filthy hands on her like a goddam thief"
        • Eddie's reaction to Rodolfo demonstrates how emotionally unstable he is. He cannot see the young man's qualities. Instead he is blinded by his fear that Rodolpho will take Catherine away from him.
      • "He was good to me Rodolfo. You don't know him; he was the sweetest guy"
        • Catherine seesthe positive in Eddie, he is capeable of warmth and generosity and she appreciates this- at least for now.
    • Examiners Tip
      • Beginning strong sensetive man with sense of humour.
      • Character changes when Rodolfo arrives from protective uncle to obsessive
      • Reasons for Eddie's actions.
      • Graduall desintigration of Character.


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