Key points

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  • Created on: 21-04-15 17:39

Key facts for a view from the bridge

We get the impression that the people of Red Hook are: 

  • Poor
  • Have a lack of elegance and glamour
  • not welcoming to outsiders
  • untrustworthy
  • a immigrant hotspot

The most important thing Alfieri says speaks for the region of Red Hook and the story plot itself:

 "Justly shot by unjust men"

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Ideas/themes

People that deserved to be killed are shot by people who also deserved to be shot: criminals shoot criminals. This brings up some ideas of:

  • Law - all the law is not in a book.
  • Justice.
  • Distrusted.
  • Civilised.
  • Compensation.
  • Eviction.
  • People deserved to be shot that had no right to shoot.
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Characters

Eddies feelings towards Catherine: 

  • He's sad she's growing up - 'I'm responsible for you. You're a baby, you don't understand these things.'
  • He's very protective - 'I don't like the looks they're giving you'. 
  • Proud of her beauty - 'If your mother was alive to see you now she wouldn't believe it.'
  • Proud of her success - '(to Catherine suprised) Fifty?' 

How Catherine feels about Eddie: 

  • Upset at his disapproval - '(almost in tears because he disapproves) What do you want me to do?' - It's like she's given up. 
  • Eager to please. 
  • Repeats his opinion. 
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