- 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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