Rodolpho who doesnt get the hint sings Paperdoll which is stopped by Eddie The

Rodolpho who doesnt get the hint sings paperdoll

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sings Paperdoll which is stopped by Eddie. The relationship between Catherine and Rodolpho develop.“Toward ten o’ clock of that night…the cousins came”- Alfieri’s commentaryRole of Alfieri = narrate the story/ plot developmentIllegal immigrants brought in under the cover of darkness – sense of tension/ vulnerability or ease of discoveryEchoes image of submarines- stealth entry to the country (under the radar)He is a square-built peasant of thirty-two, suspicious, tender, and quiet-voicedStrongrepresents the traditional man in Sicily- he fits in the community perfectly + presents a potential danger to EddieNot well educatedHe is sensible and has doubts at the first place
Contrast to Rodolpho who talks a lotParallel to Eddie- he has wife, children“He is practically blond!”- CatherineDramatic difference between Rodolpho and MarcoExclamation mark = Catherine’s excitement + attraction towards himRepresents something more exotic, adventurous than the simple and constrained life of CatherineRaises Eddie’s suspicion as he thinks that he dyes his hair(Eddie) is coming more and more to address Marco onlyAntagonism established right at their arrival- creates tensionEddie feels affinity with Marco but is uncomfortable with RodolphoEnter Beatrice with coffee...Rodolpho helps Beatrice set out the coffee thingsUse of stage direction to define shifting gender roles- Beatrice as a classic housewife and Rodolpho as the new 50s manContrasts with Eddie and Marco as the traditional males and Catherine as the new liberated womanPaperdollRefers to Catherine- objectifies herAn allusion to Eddie’s feelings about Catherine + he wants to control and manipulate her“And it’s tough to love a doll that’s not your own”-a strong sense of possession and irony as she is not Eddie’s Repetition of “flirty”-creats tension and emphasizes the threat presented by other men (e.g. Rodolpho)Prompts Eddie’s dislike and lack of comfort towards Rodolpho = catalyses the antagonism between Rodolpho and EddieHowever, Catherine demonstrates active rebellionshe is not a paperdoll“Yes. He’ll be quiet. To Rodolpho:You’ll be quiet.”- MarcoHe appeases Eddie and admonishes Rodolpho as they are in Eddie’s housesensible and thoughtfulHe can’t afford to lose this support- reinforces his illegal identity here at Red HookBut the bottomline is that Rodolpho is his brother and if this is challenged he will side himEddie has risen, with iron control, even a smile. He moves to Catherine.Taking control, empowering and asserting himselfDetermined and stubborn = a static character which leads to his own downfall- contrast with Hamlet who is a dynamic character
Fake smile = tries to cultivate a caring father and shows Rodolpho their intimacyTrying to protect her, marking his territoryHigh heels

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