Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Today we will be discussing the case of Eddie Carbone who is sadly no longer with us today. I am sure you understand that I am the only obstacle between us from what is right and what is wrong. Today I will restate the case and going against the prosecutions’ case.
The feud between Eddie Carbone and Marco Adante was obvious. The feud between Eddie Carbone and Rudolpho was blatant. Marco cannot be blamed for the murder of Eddie Carbone. The person who is truly to blame is Rudolpho Adante, he was the main perpetrator in this crime and the reason why Eddie Carbone was killed.
Rudolpho was an obvious attraction to both Beatrice and Catherine, which damaged Eddie’s honour and fuelled his jealousy against Rudolpho. Catherine fell in love with him almost immediately, and he with her. Eddie suggested that Rudolpho only wanted to use Catherine for an American citizenship pass and that was the only reason why Rudolpho would marry Catherine.
Rudolpho also had many obvious signs of having a narcissistic sense about himself. For example one point of time he said that he wanted to stay in America and own a motorbike which is a sign of wealth and also fuels the sense of Rudolpho. Another point in time was when he buys 'American' items like a new jacket and records, rather than sending money to Marco's family. This also shows the selfishness of Rudolpho and raising Eddie’s suspicions of Rudolpho which then caused the argument between Catherine and Eddie over Rudolphos legitimacy.
Rudolpho is also very talented with the fact he can sing, cook and sew. This upsets Eddie as these to him are very feminine skills and talents. The same applies to Rudolpho as he gets upset and cannot understand why his skills and talents affect and are a problem for Eddies “manly” skills. This again also fuels the anger between Rudolpho and Eddie.
People may say and think “Well couldn’t Eddie change for the likes of Rudolpho and Marco?” Well no