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Inciting Incident: The inciting incident occurs when Eddie first interacts with Catherine. She shares the exciting news that she has been offered a job, and he makes it clear that he is extremely uncomfortable with the idea of her getting a job and becoming independent. It is already clear that he feels the need to protect and control her within this first scene (pg. 8-9)Collision Factor: The collision factor occurs when Marco and Rodolpho arrive at the house. Eddie’s distaste for them is already clear after their initial meeting. When Rodolpho begin to singfor the family, Eddie cuts him off, saying that he should stop because nobody sings like that around here (pg. 23). His comment again reinforce the fact that the idea of change makes Eddie very uncomfortable, and Rodolpho is a symbol of that change.Recognition Scene: The recognition scene is when Eddie furiously kisses both Rodolpho and Catherine (pg. 49). He realizes that their relationship is not something that he is capable of controlling anymore and it makes him react irrationally.Obligatory Scene: The obligatory scene is when Eddie calls immigration and, as a result, Marco and Rodolpho get taken away (pg. 51). At this point, Eddie has sealed his fate and set the following scenes in motion.Climax: The climax occurs when Marco comes back with a vengeance againt Eddie, and their fight ensues (pg. 65). It ends with Eddie’s death. This scene is a culmination of all of the events leading up to it, and is the most intense part of the play.Denouement: The denouement is the final monologue performed by Alfierfi (pg. 65). It concludes the previous events that took place and resolves the show.Units Unit One:
18Catherine and EddieBeginning: Catherine: Why don’t you talk…End: Catherine: Ah, Eddie….Exposition, Reveals CharacterEddie and Catherine are outside on the stoop talking about how Catherine and Eddie don’t talk as muchLight HeartedThey begin to talk about Catherine’s relationship with RodolphoUnit Two:Catherine and EddieBeginning: Eddie: You like him, Katie?End: Catherine: He Does!...ConflictArguing outside about Catherine’s relationship with RodolphoDesperate, pleadingEddie changes the mood when he realizes the depth that Catherine cares about RodolphoUnit Three:Catherine, Eddie andBeginning: Eddie: KatieEnd: Catherine: No, Eddie, he’s got all kinds of respect for me….Reveals characterCatherine and Eddie are talking about whether or not Rodolpho really respects her or if he’s just using herManipulative, condescending
19Beatrice enters and they go inside/ Eddie leavesUnit Four:Eddie and CatherineBeginning: Eddie: Katie, he’s only bowin’ to his passport…End: Catherine: No I don’t believe it…Reveals characterCatherine and Eddie continue to talk about Rodolpho’s intentions. Eddie tells Catherine he’s only in it for the passportConcerned, manipulativeEddie changes the mood and becomes more emotionalUnit Five:Eddie and CatherineBeginning: Eddie: Katie, don’t break my heart, listen to me…End: Eddie: KatieConflictEddie becomes emotional and Catherine becomes very defensive about her relationshipdefensive, frustrationBeatrice entersUnit Six:Eddie, Beatrice Beginning: Eddie: Why don’t you straighten her outEnd: Beatrice: Are you gonna leave me alone or

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