Conflict in 'A View From The Bridge'

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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict with himself?
Causes conflict with himself as he cannot accept that he has feelings for her and therefore refuses to talk about it, especially when Alfieri suggests the fact that he does have feelings for her: "What're you talin' about?"
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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between him and Beatrice?
She knows how Eddie feels about her niece. Consequently, his lack of interest towards Beatrice cause arguments between them: "I got nothin' to say about it!"
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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between Beatrice and Catherine?
Catherine doesn't notice that Eddie has feelings for her at the start, despite his constant flirting "Turn around, lemme see in the back". Catherine believes that Beatrice is always "goin' at" Eddie and doesn't understand him.
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...continuation for conflict between Beatrice and Catherine
Also, Catherine blames Beatrice for Eddie's unhappyness. Beatrice starts to develop a hatred for Catherine for causing marital problems between B and E: "you should have thought of it before"
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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between himself and Catherine?
Eddie becomes increasingly controlling. He continuously tries to prove Rodolfo is gay so as to have Catherine all to himself. During E and C's first disagreement over eddie stopping Rodolfo from singing, Catherine tells Eddie to "Leave him be".
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Example of an unspoken conflict between the men:
Right from the start, we see a dislike from Eddie towards Rodolfo already developing. Eddie is blunt when first speaking to Rodolfo as he says: "for Christ's sake"
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Example of an unspoken conflict between the men:
Eddie uses the apparent excuse of a boxing lesson (having remained unsaid) to have the opportunity to punch Rodolfo in the face, which he did. This warns Rodolfo that Eddie is stronger than him.
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Example of an unspoken conflict between the men:
Strength-wise, Marco takes Eddie's place as "he raises the chair over his head". He steps in and protects his brother Rodolfo by using actions instead of words.
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Example of an unspoken conflict between the men:
The conflict between Eddie and Rodolfo only comes out after Catherine and Rodolfo sleep together. This portrays Eddie's jealousy of Rodolfo towards Catherine.
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How is it difficult to keep conflicts private in Red Hook, a close community?
When Eddie's confilct with R becomes public, he calls immigration to get rid of him and have Catherine to himself. He also calls them due to Marco's public accusations.
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What type of conflict is portrayed at the end of the play by Alfieri?
He has a public and private feelings conflict with himself. Publicly, he should condemn Eddie's betrayal. However, he can't help but "love" him privately.
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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between him and Beatrice?

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She knows how Eddie feels about her niece. Consequently, his lack of interest towards Beatrice cause arguments between them: "I got nothin' to say about it!"

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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between Beatrice and Catherine?

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...continuation for conflict between Beatrice and Catherine

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How does Eddie's feelings for Catherine cause conflict between himself and Catherine?

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