Roldolfo does not conform to Eddies views of "manliness", since Roldolfo is not big and strong like him. Eddie works in a male dominated dock yard and has a very stereotypical view of men and their roles, he believes they should be strong and protective to their families. Eddie thinks it is very important that he is given respect, we know this because halfway through Act two Eddie Shouts at Beatrice telling her "I want my respect". He sometimes wants more respect than he deserves, even though Beatrice tells Roldolfo and Marco to move out he tells her "I don't like the way you talk to me, Beatrice" this makes Eddie seem like a bully. Conflict begins when Eddie shows his dislike for Roldolfo.
He believes they should look after the house, stay at home and care for their husbands. He sees men as stronger and more authoritative than women. He therefore believes strongly in men having a reputation. This is what finally causes Eddie and Marco to fight, as Eddie wants his name and reputation back. This is how Eddie’s understanding of what it means to be a man leads to his downfall and so drives the tragedy.
Marco then lifts the chair above his head with 'a smile of triumph'. This instils wariness into Eddie, making him feel uncomfortable in realising that he is no longer the most powerful man in the house. If he aggravates Rodolfo, Marco, as his older brother, will defend him with whatever means he can. This is one of the reasons that cause tension in the Carbone household, but mainly it is the chemistry between Catherine and Rodolfo that gives rise to strain. As soon as Beatrice's cousins enter the house, the att... ... middle of paper ... ...
Marco almost ... ... middle of paper ... ...ene is seen as a good man who is in charge of his family, and Marco, a "simple" Sicilian, who just came to America and was invited into the family by Eddie himself, is very exciting for the audience. It is therefore obvious in this scene that Marco is "suspicious" of Eddie. Furthermore, Marco's role as the tool Miller uses for Eddie's downfall, could not occur if Marco was not "suspicious". In conclusion, Miller's introductory description is only helpful to a limited degree both because of the nature of the text (it is a play) and because Marco will endure such great betrayals that they will change his character and actions. However, Miller gives the audience ideas about what sort of man Miller is describing, enabling the audience to anticipate the contrasts he may be serving to accentuate, such as the difference in attitudes between Rodolpho and Marco.
The boys so called democracy not knowing Ralph or Jack simply had chosen to vote Ralph because he posses that shell with no true meaning. The conch had governed the boys’ meetings, and gave who held the shell the right to speak making the conch more than a shell but a symbol of structure and order on the island. But structure and order only wield a power if people are willing to follow the rules. Which the boys at the beginning of the book want because they are used to responding to rules and feel it is safer and more practical but as they progress on the island the conch starts loses it’s power as the boys are not as willing to respond to the rules. Throughout the novel Golding shows the decline of the conch and the rise of the sow’s head.
By using the metaphor of leading a horse to water Socrates shows that he was not corrupting the youth but instead being an attribution to the city of Athens. Also, by asking the jury to punish his sons if they lose their virtue he is further implying the ethics in which he lives by. Furthermore, since Socrates was law-biding and moderate, he was following the mission the Gods gave him of guiding the city of Athens, making him the wisest among men. This is because as the definition of wisdom sates, a man has to have good judgment and certain principles to acquire knowledge; furthermore strengthening Socrates
This then leads to the two lightly boxing, until Eddie hits Rodolfo hard, so he staggers. At this point the fight is stopped and Marco uses some intimidation tactics to frighten Eddie off, away from Rodolfo. Marco does this because he knows that he is the stronger of the two so if Eddie challenges him to a fight he will win. He also does this, in a secretive way, to warn Eddie that if he hurts a member of his family, for instance Rodolfo, he will have to go through him first. This in a way tells us about his background because of the strong bond with in a family.
Eddie shows his ego throughout the book because he feels the need to show that he is the one helping the two men, giving them a place to sleep and that they owe him. However, they are just disrespecting him by marrying his niece, whom he loves, and by insulting him in front of his neighbors. Therefore, Eddie decides to rat them out. After he has already done this, he states that he “wants [his] respect. Didn’t [they] ever hear of that?” (Fitts 80) Even though it may be a small line, that word exemplifies his ego because he feels above them and feels the need to show that to everyone around him.
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.
Although boxing is a dangerous sport, fighting helps keep him off the streets and out of violent gangs. It is also a way for Tommy to earn money, sublimate anger towards his absent father and numb the emotional pain of a broken home. Unluckily, Mr. Horn, a nefarious businessman exploiting hungry boxers like prize pigs for his illegal matches, controls Tommy. Consequently, enraged Tommy earns enough money and defeats Mr. Horn’ s standards by wining his freedom, and beating him in a fight. Tommy, a very gifted young man, adamantly takes the anger he has inside and uses it to achieve his goals.