Eddie is the centre around which all the conflict in the play revolves around. He takes care of his wife Beatrice and looks after a girl called Catherine who’s father died when she was younger. Eddie lusts for Catherine but manages to keep his feelings suppressed and turns it into hate towards Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho which makes him act irrationally. This ends up making Eddie loose his good name. Eddie felt that Revenging against Marco will regain his pride and good name in the community.
nothin'. By this stage in the play, Catherine has fallen in love with Rodolpho, one of Beatrice's illegal immigrant cousins. He and his brother Marco are lodging with the Carbones. Unknown to himself, or maybe just not admitted, Eddie wants Catherine in another way than as a niece; this is obvious throughout the play with his attempts to stop her growing up. He comments on her short skirt and high heels, resents her getting a job and forms a very strong grudge against Rodolpho which is based
Why didn't you ask me before you take a job?" Eddie does not want to let Catherine have a job. As Catherine's father figure, Eddie feels he should choose her husband, as that was done in Italy, but Eddie cannot let go of Catherine. Beatrice suggests that he would not approve of any young man for her. Eddie rules the house and expects that what he says goes; his wife and daughter figure should be obedient which the Italian system was Marco and Rodolfo arrive; they are in America because they are so poor and desperately need work.
[She is] in love with him [she] think[s]"(187). He protected Romero from the American representative who had an interest in him. Yet when it comes to Brett he threw all his morals away knowing she could screw up his career. Once he introduces the two and gets them acquainted he leaves to find the others in the group. Cohn questions heavily where Brett is Jake gets angry and “will not tell [them] a damn thing,” (194).
Mat Burke fell deeply in love with Anna Christie, so much in love that he is willing to overlook that she was a prostitute. He is uncomfortable with ladies and behaves inappropriately with her despite his best intentions (O'Neill 28-9). Being a sailor, his interactions with women tend to be with prostitutes; he is uncomfortable in his own skin. Strong and coarse, Mat Burke is concerned with his own libido, his own sense of pride. He wants Anna Christie to dull the angst in his pants and to make him a man in a way that no prostitute can: he wants her to quell his loneliness (O'Neill, 26).
Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death. Her husband, who is suppose to the love of a young wives life meant nothing to Hedda. She treated Tesman as if he was her servant and used him to get whatever she wanted. But her selfishness came back to bite her because she felt completely condemned to life with Tesman which was boring and uneventful. Lovborg was the closest to loving a man who wasn't her father Hedda ever had but she pushed him away and ultimately helped Lovborg’s death arrive sooner then intended by giving him her pistol.
Medusa loved to come to the Parthenon to write poems in her journal, draw, and sometimes she would sit and admire how confident, brave, smart,and beautiful Athena was. Medusa looked up to Athena as a role model. Hours past sundown approached After boasting in her mind about how Athena was so perfect in her mind, Medusa headed home. When she walked in the door and her mother already had dinner set out for her father,Medusa ,and herself. After they ate their supper Medusa and her father thanked Gaea for making the wonderful meal.
This hurts Eddie's ego and makes Eddie feel threatened; the only way Eddie know... ... middle of paper ... ...was selfish, and if he just settled with Catherine and him being friends, he would still be alive now. He lost everything because he was selfish. Alfieri generalises all of his other clients by saying Eddie is "not purely good, but himself purely, for he allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I will love him more than any my sensible clients". By this statement Alfieri means that Although Eddie was wrong with his views he was just being himself. Manliness, Hostility and Aggression are obvious themes though out the play and they are all very closely linked.
Eddies guilt is demonstrated in stage directions when Miller writes "He lunges to Marco", which shows that he started the fight. However, when he springs a knife into his hands", he scares Marco, who then kills him without thinking because he is frightened. A speech that proves Eddie's guilt is when he says "Yeah Marco, Eddie Carbone, Eddie Carbone, Eddie Carbone." He replies to Marco in an offensive way, this results in him being killed, and he is to blame for his own death. Miller has written this play in a complex way to prove that Marco and Eddie are both partially guilty, because there is proof of innocence and guilt for each character.
Alfieri does not only help Eddie, he also helps his niece, Catherine. Catherine has strangely fallen in love with an immigrant from Sicily called Rodolpho and has promised to marry him in the near future. She speaks to Alfieri about Eddie's disapproval of the wedding and how he doesn't like Rodolpho. Without letting the audience know, Alfieri is showing himself as an educated and intelligent man by staying neutral and not taking sides in all the situations he had come across. Another one of Alfieri's roles in the play is a narrator.