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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…

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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…

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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…

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Alfieri Symbolises the bridge between American Law and tribal laws.

Well-educated, true to his ethnic identity.
Alfieri
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…

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