A View From The Bridge Characters

Pages: 15 (3652 words) / Published: May 1st, 2013
English Literature GCSE
A View From The Bridge
Characters:
Eddie
Alfieri
Catherine
Beatrice
Rodolfo
Marco
Themes
Law and Justice
Betrayal and Family Loyalty / Codes of Honour
Womanhood
Masculinity

Eddie Carbone

Beginning
Meeting with Alfieri
End of act 1 - teaches Rodolfo to fight, tension with Marco
Kisses
When he calls the Immigration Office
End - death

* 'It's too short, ain't it...you're walkin' wavy' - First appears to be very protective of Catherine. Doesn't want other men to see her. Later on 'What's the heels for, Garbo?' * 'What job? She's gonna finish school' - overprotective, doesn't want C to leave * 'a guy do thing like that? How's he gonna show his face?' - Vinny Bolzano, irony * 'you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away' * '(he's coming more and more to address Marco only)' - already recognises Marco as more dominant. Also, Rodolfo is a rival

* 'his eyes were like tunnels...a passion that had moved into his body, like a stranger'

* 'I teach you' (how to box)
'It mildly staggers Rodolfo' * 'Eddie's grin vanishes as he absorbs his look' - when Marco lifts the chair - Eddie feels intimidated

* 'You ain't goin' nowheres' * Catherine 'strives to free herself', Eddie 'pins' Rodolfo - traps them before kissing them

* 'The phone is glowing in light now. Light is out on Alfieri' - represents change of attitude - good->evil * 'Give me the number of the immigration bureau'
-contradicts his promise to Alfieri earlier on in the play, where he said he would never do it.

* 'she looks at him and sees his terror' - Eddie is realising his mistakes - afraid for his family, but also himself

* 'Animal' Marco calls him this * 'My B.!' 'He dies in her arms' - returns back to Beatrice

Makes up excuses throughout the play * 'You don't want to be picked up, do you?- when Rodolfo is singing * 'the guy ain't right'

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