GCSE English Literature a View From The Bridge Character Analysis/ Notes

Analysis of Eddie, Alfieri, Catherine, Beatrice, Rodolfo and Marco. Good luck in your exams guys :)

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Alfieri
Chorus figure/ Narrator

Alfieri has a detached view from the action in the play, he is not involved in much of it, but it a character in the
story when Eddie goes to see him about Catherine and Rodolfo
He is the…

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Eddie Carbone
Tragic Protagonist

Eddie is 40 years old, an American of Sicilian descent; he is a family man and does whatever he can to provide for
Catherine and Beatrice. He is described as "a husky, slightly overweight longshoreman"
He is the central…

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Quotes
Pg. 5: "Listen, you been givin' me the willies the way you walk down the street, I mean it... you're walkin' wavy...
heads are turning like windmill"' ­ Eddie is over protective, but also shows that Eddie's head is turning too,
inappropriate…

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Beatrice
`Peacemaker'

She is Eddie's wife. She has never had children of her own and cares for Catherine as if she were her own
daughter.
She is a loving, caring person. She is excited by the imminent arrival of her cousins and worried…

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Rodolfo
Antagonist

He is Marco's younger brother, but, unlike Marco, does not have a family back in Sicily
He has platinum hair and is very attractive- Catherine is immediately attracted to him
We do not find out much about Rodolfo throughout the course…

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Lots of detail in this guide, good information on characters and useful quotes are included.

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