Eddie speaks this quote in act i, while eating dinner with beatrice and catherine this quote reveals the irony and madness of eddie's character in the beginning of the play, eddie tells the story of a young boy who called immigration on his relatives eddie lectures catherine about how they must tell no one about marco.
American sicilian community of red hook, in brooklyn community bonds and strong codes of justice are very important in the community betrayal of your family or your community is the worst crime you can commit for instance the story of vinny bolzano that eddie told to catherine and beatrice the story that eddie told. He says that the people of this neighborhood distrust lawyers, just as their sicilian ancestors always have describing red hook, he says that all the eddie and beatrice tell catherine the story of a nearby boy who “snitched to the immigration” about his illegal immigrant uncle the boy's family was so enraged by this. Rising action eddie is protective of his niece catherine, rodolpho and catherine fall in love, eddie is determined to stop the marriage climax the immigration eight years later, in 1955, the one-act version of a view from the bridge, based on the story of that same longshoreman, was produced the play was presented. Eddie carbone, a 40 year old italian american citizen from sicily, is the tragic protagonist of a view from the bridge by arthur miller alfieri, the chorus in the story, first introduces eddie as a good, hard working man who does normal things like raising a family, eating, getting old, etc however as alfieri states, no one can.
In sicily, from where their fathers came, the law has not been a friendly idea since the greeks were beaten i only came here in the play we see that eddie betrays marco and rodolpho, there is no law to punish eddie so marco takes the law into his own hands, the play ends with a fight to the death alfieri reiterates his.
Simple life with his wife, beatrice and her niece, catherine they have brought up together, “i promised your mother on her death bed that i will take care of you” the problem arises when eddie agrees to give shelter to his wife's italian cousins , marco and rodolpho seeking refuge as illegal immigrants from sicily, and eddie's.
Introduction history of the play eddie carbone - a representative type alfieri catherine and beatrice marco and rodolpho dramatic techniques structure rodolpho is slender, graceful and (unusually in a sicilian) blond-haired (eddie nicknames him danish) he is strong enough to work, but weaker than the thick- set. With the sudden arrival of two sicilian stowaways, brothers and family members who inject themselves into the carbones small apartment, that triangle turns into a precarious pentagon eddie is antsy, afraid of losing control, afraid of losing catherine, who is about to embark on a career as a stenographer. Marco is the older brother of rodolpho he comes from a poor village in sicily he is beatrice's cousin he has left a wife and three children at home, the oldest of whom has tuberculosis he has come to america so he can earn more money for them than he could at home it is clear he loves his family very much: he is near.