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There were many here who were justly shot by unjust men.
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Now we settle for half, and I like it better.
Even if it is flawed, there is still a system.
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...sat there as powerless as I, and watched it run its bloody course.
Nothing he can do about it because he can't change human nature. He just outlined what happens in the rest of the play.
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His eyes were like tunnels.
Empty and wide, passage to his thoughts - Alfieri could see through him.
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Well that doesn't mean..., Yes, but that's not...
Alfieri realises that Eddie is not making sense. Through Alfieri's responses, Miller is showing how irrational Eddie is being.
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There is nothing you can do.
Alfieri is the clear voice of reason.
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There are times when you want to spread an alarm, but nothing has happened.
Alfieri cannot do anything to stop it. Reminds the audience of the inevitability of what is going to happen.
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I could see every step coming...like a dark figure walking down a hall toward a certain door.
Inevitable, menacing, dangerous. Eddie's love for Catherine will destroy him - it's his tragic flaw. It's human nature, you can't stop it.
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I looked in his eyes more than I listened.
He looks for the truth in his eyes as Eddie still doesn't realise his feelings.
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Nothing at all had really happened.
Inference that something is going to happen, no other way this is going to end.
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This is my last word, Eddie, take it or not, that's your business.
Dramatic technique, Alfieri cannot do anything, has to give his advice then step back.
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Morally and legally you have no rights.
In both types of justice Eddie is in the wrong.
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I'm not telling you now, I'm warning you--the law is nature.
Alfieri is talking about law and human justice.
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You won't have a friend in the world, Eddie! Even those who understand will turn against you, even the ones who feel the same will despise you!
He knows what Eddie is about to do. You don't break the code of justice outside the law. Alfieri is shouting at Eddie as it is the last chance.
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Light is out on Alfireri.
Hope is gone.
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To promise to kill is not dishonorable.
Alfieri has to understand but also has to see the legal justice. Marco has to settle for half.
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This is not God, Marco. You hear? Only God makes justice.
In death you will have divine justice. You can't have both: legal and moral justice.
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Alfieri with a certain processional tread leaves the stage.
Funeral language.
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Most of the time now we settle for half and I like it better.
Eddie and Marco don't, led by their sense of honour.
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...something perversely pure calls to me from his memory.
Even though Eddie does wrong, you can admire him. He didn't settle for half and was pure in his intentions.
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And yet, it is better to settle for half, it must be!
You must abide by the law. Realistic scenario of what will happen if you don't settle for half.
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And so I mourn him -- I admit it -- with a certain ... alarm.
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Even if it is flawed, there is still a system.

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Now we settle for half, and I like it better.

Card 3

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Nothing he can do about it because he can't change human nature. He just outlined what happens in the rest of the play.

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Card 4

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Empty and wide, passage to his thoughts - Alfieri could see through him.

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Card 5

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Alfieri realises that Eddie is not making sense. Through Alfieri's responses, Miller is showing how irrational Eddie is being.

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