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I didn't even buy a new tablecloth; I was going to wash the walls --
Sense of pride, links to the sense of honour they have.
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Looking into his eyes. I'm just worried about you.
She is worried about his reactions. Close relationship.
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She's got a job.
Freedom, responsibilities, independence. Eddie doesn't want her to not need him any more.
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..in passing, she gives Eddie a cold look, restrained only by the strangers...
Beatrice can see what is going on. She understands more than Eddie.
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Listen, you ain't gonna start nothin' here.
She is not falling for Eddie's excuses.
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When am I going to be a wife again Eddie?
They are not sleeping together. Eddie is not acting like the masculine figure any more.
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It's almost three months you don't feel good.
Their relationship is more damaged than the reader thought.
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They ain't goin' to come any quicker if you stand in the street. It ain't nice, Eddie.
It's causing tension in the house. Beatrice is concerned about how things look, it doesn't look good that Eddie is waiting for Catherine to come home.
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Inwardly angered at his flowing emotion, which in itself alarms her.
She realises what is happening.
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Suddenly, with open fright and fury.
Beatrice is uncomfortable about Eddie and Catherine's relationship. She is fully aware of Eddie's problems. Beatrice is scared that the situation is going to happen.
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Was there ever any fella he liked for you?
Wants Catherine to see clearly what is happening.
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...you can't cat the way you act. You still walk around in front of him in your slip. ...But if you act like a baby and he be treatin' you like a baby.
Catherine is being wilfully naive. Beatrice is suggesting that she is unintentionally tempting Eddie.
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...you're a grown woman and you're in the same house with a grown man.
...
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Because it ain't only up to him, Katie, you understand?
Catherine is to blame here too as well as Eddie.
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Well you should have thought about it before...
Beatrice blames Catherine slightly because of her wilful naivety.
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Honey...you gotta.
Reminder of the consequences if Catherine stays with Eddie.
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Well then, be an uncle.
She means for him to back off and remember what his relationship is with Catherine.
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You got your house now, you got your respect.
Beatrice is a strong woman and can see that Eddie is making excuses.
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Look, I'm finished with it. ...That's all. ...Okay.
Beatrice relies on Eddie and is in no position to challenge him.
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I'm no different.
Eddie is the one that has changed. Only Beatrice seems to realise that.
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Because I still think she would like you to be a friend, y'know?
Eddie has no chance now of being a friend to Catherine because he has just reported Rodolpho and Marco.
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He starts to go and she holds him.
Beatrice is being the strength in their relationship.
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Oh, my God, my God.
Beatrice is pleading to the only person who could help them.
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Her final thrust is to turn towards him instead of running from him.
Even through what Eddie has done Beatrice still turns to him.
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Eddie. It's her wedding. ...For my sister let me go.
Strong family duty/ties.
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Shut up, Katie! ...Don't you call him that!
Beatrice is going to stand by Eddie.
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Whatever happened we all done it, and don't you ever forget it, Catherine.
Beatrice realises that at some stage it was everyone's fault and there isn't just one person to blame.
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Go. God bless you, God bless your children.
Bearice's complete break with Catherine. Sadness for the reader (pathos).
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You want somethin' else, Eddie, and you can never have her.
Talking about Eddie's impossible love for Catherine. It's all been building up to this. Beatrice is the one to finally say it.
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...Beatrice covers him with her body.
Blocks off the outside world. Complete resolution between them.
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She is worried about his reactions. Close relationship.

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Looking into his eyes. I'm just worried about you.

Card 3

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Freedom, responsibilities, independence. Eddie doesn't want her to not need him any more.

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Card 4

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Beatrice can see what is going on. She understands more than Eddie.

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She is not falling for Eddie's excuses.

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