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Quotes for A View from the Bridge part1

Quotes for A View from the Bridge part1 - Beatrice...

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Quotes for A View from the Bridge (Part 1) In Alfieri’s opening speech, he mentions that justice is very important in the country, but the law is not always right. - The law isn’t fair, it isn’t always right - People from Sicily (Italians) aren’t treated as well as the Americans Beatrice: “Believe me, Eddie, you got a lotta credit comin’ to you” - Eddie is respected for accepting to take in Beatrice’s cousins Eddie always calls Catherine “Katie”, “Baby”, “Madonna” etc. - Suggests that Catherine is a pure virgin, and he worships her Beatrice: “That girl is gonna be eighteen years old, it’s time already.” - Beatrice suggests to Eddie that Catherine is already old, and she should be able to make her own decisions Eddie: “That’s right. He marries you he’s got the right to be an American citizen. That’s what’s goin’ on here.” - Eddie focuses on the point that Rodolfo only wants to marry Catherine to become an American citizen, Eddie is jealous.
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Unformatted text preview: Beatrice: “Don’t tell me you don’t know; you’re not a baby any more, what are you going to do with yourself?”-Beatrice tells Catherine that she is not a kid anymore, and she does not need Eddie’s approval for everything she does, Beatrice is also jealous. Alfieri: “The manner in which they entered the country. But I don’t think you want to do anything about that, do you?”-Foreshadows what Eddie will do towards the end of the play Eddie: “He is a real blonde”-Suggests that Rodolfo, being a blonde, is different, he is not a stereotypical Italian man (new generation) Eddie: “Come on, kid, put sump’m behind it, you can’t hurt me.”-Says that to Rodolfo, which suggests how he is “not scared” of Rodolfo. Stage Directions: The chair raised like a weapon over EDDIE’s head, EDDIE’s grin vanishes as he absorbs his look- Marco is strong, Eddie is afraid of him...
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