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"...Justly shot by unjust men."
Alfieri- The first instance that Moral justice VS legal justice is hinted at.
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"...set there as powerless as i and watched it run its bloody course."
Alfieri- He can't do anything about problems cause by human nature
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" almost in tears because he disapproves" (stage direction)
Catherine (stage direction)- Eddie's opinion is very important to her.
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"She's got a job"
Beatrice about Catherine- Job symbolizes independence. Catherine doesn't need Eddie anymore.
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"You're the Madonna type"
Eddie about Catherine- he can see she's growing up and he needs to let her go.
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"...You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you give away."
Eddie- There is a direct implication of what you say in the community.
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"...for a powerful emotion is on him, a childish one and a knowing fear..." (stage directions)
Eddie (stage directions) -Eddie is struggling with his emotions and he doesn't understand why.
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"...removing their caps." (stage directions)
Marco and Rodolpho (stage directions) - they are respectful and polite people.
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" i want to send right away, maybe twenty dollars-"
Marco- shows a duty to his family. (Ellipses)- he is touched at what Eddie has done for him.
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"He's a real blond!"
Catherine to Rodolpho- first indication that she is taken by him.
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"Oh sure, i'm crazy for paper doll...with a high tenor voice begins singing." (stage directions)
Catherine to Rodolpho, Rodolpho (stage directions)- Rodolpho is trying to impress Catherine.
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"Eddie rises and moves upstage" (stage directions)
Eddie (stage directions)- doesn't like Catherine being impressed. He feels uneasy
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" Look kid; you don't want to be picked up, do ya?"
Eddie- uses and excuse to manipulate the situation to his liking, which he progressively does more throughout the play.
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"there is concealed suspicion" (stage direction)
Eddie (stage direction)- he is sizing Rodolpho up. he doesn't like him because Catherine does.
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"When am i going to be a wife again Eddie?"
Beatrice to Eddie- Not in a loving, sexual relationship. Not having sex portrays Eddie as not being very masculine.
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"Believe me Eddie, you got a lotta credit comin' to you."
Louis to Eddie- Shows Eddie's respect and status in the community has risen because he's doing a good thing.
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"- he can't help smiling at the sight of her" (stage directions)
Eddie (stage directions)- Eddie is naturally pleased to see Catherine.
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" enveloping her with his eyes" (stage directions)
Eddie to Catherine (stage directions)- Weird and Creepy. Eddie is Taking Catherine captive
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" Katie, he's only bowin' to his passport"
Eddie to Catherine- this is the 1st time we see Eddie's real cruelty. He being purposefully cruel to Catherine to manipulate and get his own way.
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"...He's got bright lights in his head."
Eddie to Catherine- Trying to alienate Rodolpho to cause insecurities within Catherine.
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"you can't act the way you act. You still walk around in front of him in your slip-"
Beatrice to Catherine- Beatrice is suggesting that Catherine is unintentionally tempting Eddie.
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" The guy ain't right"
Eddie- Eddie is implying that Rodolpho is gay but he never says it outright because it doesn't make any sense. This is ironic because Rodolpho's heterosexuality and his love for Catherine is what bothers Eddie rater than his supposed homosexuality.
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"...and it goes where it mustn't"
Alfieri to Eddie- Clarifies the hints about Eddie's love for Catherine.
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"...I knew, spread the alarm, but nothing has happened"
Alfieri- Show the inevitability of Eddie's outcome and the outcome of the play.
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"well be an uncle then"
Beatrice to Eddie- Beatrice urges Eddie to remember his place.
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"Dance, Catherine. come."
Rodolpho- Gets Catherine to dance because he knows it will annoy Eddie a lot.
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"...raises the chair higher and higher..." (stage directions)
Marco (stage directions)-Marco shows strength over Eddie for Rodolpho's sake. he re asserts authority by threatening Eddie and puts him back in his place.
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"Not for anything to eat."
Rodolpho to Catherine- Brings about sexual connotations. Shows he wants to start a life with her.
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"I would be a criminal stealing your face."
Rodolpho to Catherine- The imagery shows passion. It shows the depths of his feelings for her.
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"I want to be a citizen."
Rodolpho- Rodolpho isn't afriad to say this because it has nothing to do with his love for Catherine and him wanting to marry her.
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"Oh, my little girl."
Rodolpho to Catherine- This shows that Catherine has chosen Rodolpho as the main man in her life over Eddie.
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"Teach me. I don't know anything, teach me, Rodolpho, hold me.
Catherine- This shows she is still a young girl. Rodolpho helps her become a woman.
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" ...she strives to free herself he kisses her on the mouth" (stage directions)
Eddie to Catherine (stage directions)- Eddie shows he has power and ownership over Catherine. There is powerful feelings of love and violence combined.
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"...pins his arms, laughing, and suddenly kisses him" (stage directions)
Eddie to Rodolpho (stage directions)- This shows Eddie's total loss of control. By Eddie kissing Rodolpho, it shows that him kissing Catherine was not a sexual thing, but a mad, crazed moment.
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Alfieri- He can't do anything about problems cause by human nature

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"...set there as powerless as i and watched it run its bloody course."

Card 3

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Catherine (stage direction)- Eddie's opinion is very important to her.

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Card 4

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Beatrice about Catherine- Job symbolizes independence. Catherine doesn't need Eddie anymore.

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Card 5

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Eddie about Catherine- he can see she's growing up and he needs to let her go.

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