Marco seems like a pretty chilled-out guy for most of theplay. We know hes a devoted family man. Ironically, hesso devoted to his wife and kids back in Sicily, that he leftthem to come to America. What else was he supposed todo? He has to work. Apparently all they have to eat back inSicily is water and bones. You probably wont see that as anew Campbell Soup flavor anytime soon. On top of thefood shortage, one of his kids is dying of tuberculosis.
Although Marco is reserved and polite, he is also dangerous andunpredictable. Although he is thankful for the Carbone’shospitality, he is also extremely cautious. He will not allowhimself to become comfortable while remaining a visitor inanother man’s home. Marco is an keen observer who fights tokeep the peace. Although Marco’s physicality and speech isguarded, he becomes aware of the growing tension betweenEddie and Rodolpho.Marco is older and mentally more mature than Rodolpho.Likewise, he is more grounded. Due to the demands of hisfamily, Marco is a man of grave responsibilities. Living inAmerica for a short time, Marco still abides by Italy’s unspokenlaw of justice. Once betrayed by Eddie, Marco reverts to theonly moral standard he knows. Like a threatened animal, whenpressured, Marco aggressively defends and protects his family.Most importantly, Marco possesses a quiet intensity which Eddiegrossly underestimates
• Marco Timeline and Summary• •Marco travels illegally to America to find work.• •He moves in with the Carbones.• •He tries to keep the peace between Eddie and Rodolpho.• •Marco gets arrested by Immigration.• •He calls Eddie out in front of the whole neighborhood.• •He gets bailed out by Alfieri.• •Marco kills Eddie with Eddies own knife.
• Eye of the tiger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSMxY6asoE• We chose eye of the tiger because of the scene where Eddie is showing Rodolpho how to punch and gets OWNED by Marco
Rodolpho.• According to Eddie, Rodolpho is an evil man, who is potentially homosexual and has come to steal Catherine away from him.• From the start of the play, we learn that Rodolpho is Italian. He comes from Sicily, which is apparently full of fountains and orange trees but there aren’t many job going.• Rodolpho is also a very good singer, with a high tenor voice. He often sings whilst working at the docks. Rodolpho can also dance, sew and cook. Eddie interprets all these traits as sure signs that Rodolpho is gay. Now, Rodolpho could be gay, but Eddie could also just be desperately trying to find a reason to get Catherine back.
Does Rodolpho use Catherine?• Eddie also accuses Rodolpho of having an ulterior motive in his ‘wooing’ of Catherine. Eddie believes that Rodolpho wants to marry Catherine just so that he can become an American citizen. If this is true, it would suggest that Rodolpho is not a truthful person and is desperate to live the American Dream and have a better life. He could be using Catherine to achieve this.• On the other hand, Catherine asks Rodolpho,"Wouldyou still want to do it if it turned out we had to go live inItaly?”. Rodolpho replies, "No; I will not marry you to livein Italy. I want you to be my wife, and I want to be acitizen”. So this poses the question, if Rodolpho really isusing her, would he tell her the truth outright? Surely, hewould say what Catherine wanted to hear and how muchhe loved her? It’s very hard to know if Rodolpho really isjust using Catherine and even at the end of the play, Millerneverfully tells us.
Rodolpho.• Rodolpho is often portrayed as being quite easily led and being very much led by Marco. He is always looking to Marco for permission to speak and do things. As the play progresses, Rodolpho grows into himself and stands up for himself more. He tells Eddie, ‘Stop that! Have respect for her!’ when Eddie kisses Catherine.• Rodolpho also stands up to Marco more and beings to tell Marco what to do. As Marco is refusing to promise that he won’t hurt Eddie, Rodolpho takes on an almost parental role and orders Marco to ‘tell the man’ with an authority he would never had at the start of the play.
Nickleback-Rockstar• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A2xppnrO6o• This song represents Rodolpho in many ways. Firstly, it’s all about being ambitious, having big dreams and wanting to be successful. This is exactly what Rodolpho hopes to achieve in America.• ‘Im gonna trade this life for fortune and fame’. This line is reminiscent of how Rodolpho speaks of life in Italy with contempt and wants to trade that life in for a better one. The first verse also shows Rodolpho’s feelings about life in Italy very well.• The parts of the song which talk about getting things for free could be also show how Rodolpho is potentially just using Catherine as his free ticket to a better life.