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A View From The Bridge

  1. 1. Quotes​ ​&​ ​Characters​ ​by​ ​Nina​ ​and​ ​Valentina Quotation Explanation Effect​ ​on​ ​readers Rodolfo a)​​ ​“​ ​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​ ​beachse​ ​I love​ ​her​ ​so​ ​much,​ ​is that​ ​right​ ​for​ ​me​ ​to do?”​ ​(Rodolpho​ ​to Catherine) b)​ ​​“She’ll​ ​be​ ​my wife” a)​ ​​This​ ​is​ ​a metaphor​ ​for Catherine’s​ ​and Eddie’s​ ​relationship. He​ ​is​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​say that​ ​if​ ​you​ ​love someone,​ ​then​ ​you should​ ​want​ ​her​ ​to be​ ​happy​ ​and​ ​to wish​ ​her​ ​the​ ​best everything,​ ​if​ ​it makes​ ​her​ ​smile. Loving​ ​is​ ​not​ ​about wanting​ ​someone​ ​to be​ ​just​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​is about​ ​wanting​ ​that person​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the happiest​ ​she​ ​can. b)​In​ ​this​ ​second quote,​ ​Rodolpho reassures​ ​Eddie​ ​that he​ ​will​ ​marry Catherine.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​not going​ ​to​ ​let​ ​his​ ​love go​ ​to​ ​Eddie,​ ​and​ ​he assured​ ​him​ ​that. a)​The​ ​first​ ​quote makes​ ​the​ ​readers realize​ ​that Rodolpho​ ​is​ ​not blind​ ​to​ ​Eddies affection​ ​towards Catherine. b)​This​ ​quote​ ​makes the​ ​readers​ ​feel​ ​the real​ ​love​ ​Rodolpho feels​ ​towards Catherine,​ ​and​ ​that he​ ​will​ ​not​ ​surrender her​ ​love​ ​towards Catherine​ ​to​ ​Eddie.
  2. 2. Eddie a)​​ ​“Get​ ​your​ ​stuff and​ ​get​ ​outa​ ​here” b)​ ​​“You​ ​ain’t​ ​goin’ nowheres” a)​I’m​ ​this​ ​first​ ​quote, you​ ​can​ ​see​ ​Eddie clearly​ ​mad​ ​at Rodolpho.​ ​The thought​ ​of​ ​Rodolpho and​ ​Catherine sexually​ ​together, enrages​ ​Eddie​ ​so much,​ ​he​ ​kicks Rodolpho​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the house. b)​ ​​Eddie​ ​says​ ​this​ ​to Catherine​ ​as​ ​she wants​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​with Rodolpho​ ​when Eddie​ ​kicks​ ​him​ ​out of​ ​his​ ​house.​ ​He shows​ ​that​ ​he​ ​loves her​ ​so​ ​much​ ​that she​ ​won’t​ ​get​ ​away from​ ​him​ ​that​ ​easy and​ ​he​ ​also​ ​shows how​ ​overprotective he​ ​is. a)​This​ ​first​ ​quote makes​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​the anger​ ​within​ ​Eddie. He​ ​clearly​ ​despises Rodolpho​ ​and​ ​does not​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​see​ ​him, or​ ​anyone,​ ​near Catherine​ ​in​ ​a more-than-friendly-w ay.​ ​And​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that he​ ​is​ ​drunk,​ ​makes his​ ​feelings​ ​and thoughts​ ​come​ ​to light. b)​ ​​This​ ​quote​ ​makes the​ ​readers​ ​feel​ ​the protective​ ​side Eddie​ ​shows​ ​when talking​ ​about Catherine.​ ​​ ​He​ ​will not​ ​let​ ​her​ ​go,​ ​and here​ ​you​ ​can​ ​see that​ ​he​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to stop​ ​trying​ ​to convince​ ​Catherine to​ ​stay​ ​in​ ​the​ ​house with​ ​words,​ ​but​ ​this time​ ​with​ ​force.​ ​This quote​ ​highlights something Catherine​ ​says before,​ ​and​ ​proves her​ ​right,​ ​that​ ​she, indeed,​ ​should​ ​be afraid​ ​of​ ​Eddie,​ ​“I’m afraid​ ​of​ ​Eddie​ ​here. This​ ​quote​ ​shows that​ ​Eddie​ ​has finally​ ​taken​ ​his actions​ ​too​ ​far.
  3. 3. Catherine a)​ ​​​ ​“I’m​ ​afraid​ ​of Eddie​ ​here” b)​“Hold​ ​me” a)​In​ ​that​ ​quote, Katie​ ​is​ ​telling Rodolpho​ ​that​ ​she​ ​is not​ ​comfortable​ ​with Eddie​ ​in​ ​this moment​ ​of​ ​her​ ​life. She​ ​is​ ​afraid​ ​of​ ​him, and​ ​what​ ​he​ ​might do​ ​to​ ​Rodolpho. b)​In​ ​the​ ​second quote,​ ​Catherine​ ​is shown​ ​in​ ​a vulnerable,​ ​where she​ ​doesn’t​ ​know what​ ​to​ ​do,​ ​and​ ​she just​ ​wants​ ​Rodolpho to​ ​hold​ ​her​ ​and comfort​ ​her. a)​This​ ​quote​ ​makes readers​ ​realize​ ​that Catherine​ ​is​ ​not completely​ ​blind​ ​to what​ ​is​ ​happening on​ ​er​ ​surroundings. She​ ​might​ ​not​ ​know that​ ​Eddie​ ​has strong​ ​feelings towards​ ​her,​ ​but​ ​she does​ ​know​ ​that​ ​his behaviour​ ​has changed,​ ​and​ ​not​ ​in a​ ​positive​ ​way. b)​This​ ​second quotation​ ​shows Catherine vulnerably.​ ​It​ ​shows that​ ​even​ ​though she​ ​always​ ​tries​ ​to stay​ ​strong​ ​in​ ​front of​ ​others,​ ​and​ ​not look​ ​like​ ​a​ ​baby,​ ​she lets​ ​her​ ​wall​ ​down for​ ​Rodolpho,​ ​so​ ​he could​ ​comfort​ ​her and​ ​show​ ​her​ ​his love.

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