Catherine By Radhika Santhanagopalan and Saloni Dattani
Description <ul><li>Relationship with Beatrice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beatrice’s  ‘sister Nancy’s daughter’  [26] </li></u...
Her relationship with other characters <ul><li>Towards Eddie: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You like it? I fixed it different.’ ...
Other characters’ relationship with her <ul><li>Eddie towards her: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I think it’s too short, ain’t i...
Themes <ul><li>Romantic love: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I love you, Rodolpho, I love you.’ [62] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexua...
Importance <ul><li>Innocence and na ïveté </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of romantic and sexual love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eddie...
Stylistic features <ul><li>Symbols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Catherine. If I take in my hands a little bird. And she grows a...
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  1. 1. Catherine By Radhika Santhanagopalan and Saloni Dattani
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>Relationship with Beatrice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beatrice’s ‘sister Nancy’s daughter’ [26] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aesthetically pleasing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘’ Katie you are walkin’ wavy! I don’t like the looks they’re givin’ you in the candy store. And with them new high heels on the sidewalk -clack, clack clack. The heads are turnin’ like windmills.’ [14] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Na ïve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ walk[ing] around in front of him in [her] slip’ [43] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ But if you act like a baby, he be treatin’ you like a baby’ [43] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wants a job: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ It’s a big plumbing company over Nostrand avenue.’ [18] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She is ‘the best student in the whole class’ [18] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotions are clearly visible: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ [with a blush but holding her ground]: Yeah. I like him.’ [40] </li></ul></ul>Catherine
  3. 3. Her relationship with other characters <ul><li>Towards Eddie: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You like it? I fixed it different.’ [12] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towards Rodolpho: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Leave him finish, it’s beautiful!’ [32] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towards other men: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first shown to be waving ‘to Louis from the window’. [13] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not bothered by ‘the looks they’re givin’ [her] in the candy store.’ [14] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towards Beatrice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ No, you could tell me B.! Gee, I’m all mixed up.’ [44] </li></ul></ul>Catherine
  4. 4. Other characters’ relationship with her <ul><li>Eddie towards her: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I think it’s too short, ain’t it?’ [14] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You can’t take no job. Why didn’t you ask before you take a job?’ [18] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alfieri says: ‘There is too much love for the daughter, there is too much love for the niece’ [48] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ ...his filthy hands on her like a goddamn thief!...He’s stealing from me!’ [49] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rodolpho towards her: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Catherine. If I take in my hands a little bird. And she grows and wishes to fly. But I will not let her out of my hands because I love her so much, is that right for me to do?’ [63] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beatrice towards her: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Be the way you are, Katie, don’t listen to him’ [21] </li></ul></ul>Catherine
  5. 5. Themes <ul><li>Romantic love: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I love you, Rodolpho, I love you.’ [62] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual love: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beatrice wants to be ‘a wife again’, Eddie tries to hide his love for Catherine: ‘I ain’t been feelin’ good.’ [36] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Femininity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juxtaposes Beatrice. Eddie asks her: ‘What’s the high heels for, Garbo?’ [33] </li></ul></ul>Catherine
  6. 6. Importance <ul><li>Innocence and na ïveté </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of romantic and sexual love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eddie’s unorthodox love for her serves as the major disequilibrium in the play </li></ul></ul>Catherine
  7. 7. Stylistic features <ul><li>Symbols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Catherine. If I take in my hands a little bird. And she grows and wishes to fly. But I will not let her out of my hands because I love her so much, is that right for me to do?’ [63] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I don’t know anything, teach me, Rodolpho, hold me.’ [63] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of her character: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You like it, huh?’ [12] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ What do you want me to do?’ [14] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ That ain’t what I wanted though.’ [19] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[Catherine, sensing now an imperious demand, turns with some fear, with a discovery, to Beatrice.] [45] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Yeah. I like him.’ [40] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I’m gonna get married, Eddie.’ [71] </li></ul></ul>Catherine

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