a view from the bridge
Summary of Act Two:
It’s nearly Christmas. Catherine and Rodolpho are alone in the apartment. Eddie come home and tells Rodolpho to leave, and then kisses Catherine and Rodolpho.
Eddie goes to Alfieri again. But Alfieri is says the law cannot do anything to stop Catherine and Rodolpho getting married.
Eddie rings the immigration. He finds that Marco and Rodolpho have moved upstairs with other immigrants. The immigration officers arrive. Beatrice immediately suspects Eddie.
The officers take Marco and Rodolpho. Marco spits on Eddie’s face.
Alfieri bails Marco and Rodolpho out, only if Marco promises not to harm Eddie.
It’s the day of the wedding. Eddie tells Beatrice you’re not going to the wedding, and if she does she’s not allowed back in the house. Beatrice refuses to go. Catherine shows her anger and hatred and calls Eddie a ‘rat’.
Eddie demands he wants his name back, and then he’ll attend the wedding. Marco arrive calls Eddie an A-N-I-M-A-L.
Eddie draws a knife to Marco; turns the knife and Eddie stabs himself.
Alfieri closes the play.