A View from the Bridge Character Cards

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  • Generous: "I end up on the floor!" "its an honour B. I mean it."
  • Patriarchal: "You can't take no job"
  • Protective: "Don't trust nobody"
  • Obsessive: "I'm telling you you're walking wavy." "the guy ain't right"
  • Hardworking: "I supported you this long, I support you a little longer"
  • Tragic: Fatal flaw is feelings for Catherine.
  • Suspicious: "he is sizing up Rodolpho and there is a concealed suspition"
  • Jealous: "he's stealing from me!"
  • Honourable: "I want my respect." "He's got my name"
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  • Peacemaker: "The truth is not as bad as blood" "Go in the house! Eddie, go in the house!"
  • Loyal: "I can't Katie, I can't...Don't you call him that!"
  • Generous: "I was gonna clean the walls, I was gonna wax the floors."
  • Loving: "Listen to me, I love you, I'm talkin' to you, I love you."
  • Supportive: "There'll be nobody there from her family. For my sister let me go."
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  • World weary: "This is the gullet of New York swallowing the tonnage of the world" "the petty trouble of the poor"
  • Commentator (chorus): only one who tals to the audience directly and talks in the past tense.
  • Compassionate: Tries to be gentle and careful with Eddie.
  • Perceptive: "well it's not like you can marry her!"
  • Powerless: "and set there as powerless as I, and watched it run its bloody course."
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  • Loyal: "Eddie: and then you'll move away. Catherine: No, Eddie!"
  • Cheerful: "Catherine is waving to Louis from the window."
  • Naive: "His Passport!" "Eddie, he never said a word about his papers."
  • Attractive: "you look like the Madonna" "you're the Madonna type."
  • Strong: "Who the hell do you think you are?" "fighting with the first officer" "Eddie! Let go, ya hear me! I'll kill you! Leggo of him!"
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  • High spirited: "Rodulpho take his stance...and with a high tenor voice begins singing."
  • Entertaining: "I sing Napoidan, Jazz, Bel canto."
  • Ambitious: "me, I want to be an American. And then I want to go back to Italy when I'm rich, and I will buy a motorcycle."
  • Skilful: "He sings, he cooks, he could make dresses."
  • Forgiving: "It is my fault Eddie. Everything, I wish to apologise."
  • Polite: always saying "Thank you"
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  • Polite: "We ate on the ship. Thank you...Thank you."
  • Honourable: "He knows such a promise is dishonourable."
  • Morally upright: "the law? All the law is not in a book."
  • Powerful: "He kneels, grasps, and with strain slowly raises the chair higher and higher,getting to his feet now...Marco raises the chair over his head."
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