Key facts for a view from the bridge
We get the impression that the people of Red Hook are:
- Have a lack of elegance and glamour
- not welcoming to outsiders
- 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"
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.
- People deserved to be shot that had no right to shoot.
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.