Affected by her tears and then gratitude but smiles

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affected by her [tears and then gratitude] but smiles the emotion away.’ 21 Eddie’s advice is ‘Don’t trust nobody.’ ‘Most people ain’tpeople. She’s goin’ to work plumbers; they’ll chew her to pieces if she don’t watch out.’ ‘The less you trust, the less you’ll be sorry.’ 23 When talking about Marco and Rodolpho staying at their house Eddie forcefully reminds the two women ‘I don’t care what the question is. You – don’t – know – nothin’.’ 26 Alfieri says of Eddie ‘He was as good a man as he had to be in a life that was hard and even. 27 On seeing Marco for the first time Eddie says ‘Marco, we got plenty of room here.’ and insists ‘Oh, no’ to Marco’s offer to leave 29 Eddie takes a virtually instant dislike to Rodolpho ‘[he is coming more and more to address Marco only]’ 32 Eddie stops Rodolpho singing ‘Hey, kid – hey, wait a minute.’ on the pretext that someone will hear. 33 Eddie makes Catherine change her shows ‘What’s the high heels for, Garbo?’ ‘[he is sizing up Rodolpho and there is concealed suspicion.’ 34 Eddie objects to Rodolpho and Catherine dating ‘They must’ve seen every picture in Brooklyn by now. He’s supposed to stay in the house when he ain’t working.’ and Beatrice replies ‘Ah, go on, you’re just jealous.’ 35 Eddie dislikes Rodolpho and tells Beatrice that ‘He’s like a weird’ and that ‘For that character, I didn’t bring her up.’ 36 When Beatrice tries to discuss their sex-life with Eddie he says ‘I can’t. I can’t talk about it’ and ‘I ain’t got nothin’ to say about it.’ The stage directions are ‘[She stands for a moment; he is looking off; she turns to go into the house.]’ 37 In conversation with Louis and Mike, Eddie says ‘They don’t bother me, don’t cost me nuttin’.’ and, in defence of Rodolpho says ‘he’s just a kid, that’s all.’
but Eddie is ‘uncomfortably grinning’ and ‘troubled.’ 38 When Eddie challenges Catherine over which cinema they went to and why they are so late back, she is angry and Eddie is ‘Retreating before her anger.’ He ‘can’t help smiling at the sight of her.’ And ‘smiles unwillingly’ at Rodolpho’s surprise at the lack of fountains in New York 38 Eddie says Times Square is ‘full of tramps’ as a reason why Rodolpho and Catherine should not go there. 39 When Eddie talks to Catherine he is ‘Enveloping her with his eyes.’ 40 Eddie complains to Catherine ‘I used to come home and you was always there. Now, I turn around, you’re a big girl [smiling sadly]’ and ‘He looks at her like a lost boy.’ 41 When Catherine doesn’t believe Eddie after he tells her that Rodolpho is only marrying her for immigration papers he says ‘Katie, don’t break my heart.’ 42 ‘In the presence of his wife he makes an awkward gesture of eroded despair.’ And ‘in guilt walks out of the house.’ 43 Beatrice says ‘Was there ever any fella he liked for you?’ ‘If it was a prince came here for you it would

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