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She wants his approval for everything that she does: right at the start, she is desperate for him to admire her new skirt.
Catherine Beatrice tells her not to wander round the apartment in her slip, which shocks and saddens Catherine - the stage directions say, "She is at the edge
tears, as though a familiar world had shattered."
She tries to encourage Eddie to talk to Rodolpho: "Why don't you talk to him, Eddie? He blesses you, and you don't talk to him hardly."
By the start of Act II, she has become quieter and more withdrawn, concerned about the rift between the two men she loves. She mourns to Rodolp
mean I know him and now I'm supposed to turn around and make a stranger out of him?"
She turns from a child into a woman, capable of making her own decisions. Despite her new independence and maturity, she blames herself on Edd
death: "Eddie, I never meant to do nothing bad to you."

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Eddie Horrible, disaster, stubborn, selfish, protagonists, self-interested,
He is described as "a husky, slightly overweight longshoreman.
He is master of the house - both Beatrice and Catherine are obviously used to him laying down the rules. He sees this as a 'manly' thing to do and h
expects all men to do the same - which is why he cannot accept Rodolpho's more gentle talents.
The drama revolves around Eddie. He is the focal point. He often deliberately starts arguments
He doesn't trust people easily.…read more

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Marco Beatrice's cousin- extremely polite
Always speaks simply and clearly; which indicates his straightforward uncomplicated character.
He feels a sense of responsibility for Rodolpho: when Eddie is upset that Catherine and Rodolpho were out late, he warns his brother "You come ho
early now.'
He is also protective of Rodolpho
After Eddie has punched Rodolpho while 'teaching' him to box, he shows how he can lift a chair above his head with one hand.…read more

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Alfieri Symbolises the bridge between American Law and tribal laws.
Well-educated, true to his ethnic identity.
Manhattan Red Hook
Brooklyn Bridge
Disparate cosmopolitan small ethnic communities filled with
wealth and intellectualism. dock labourers
He is like the Chorus in a Greek tragedy, explaining the events on stage to the audience without actually participating in them.…read more


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