Eddie is a family man but his obsessive attachment to his niece-by-marriage, Catherine, leads him to betray Marco and Rodolfo.
A View from the Bridge
Beatrice is Eddie’s wife. She is warm and loving. She attempts to keep the family together when Eddie’s aggression is out of control.
Catherine is Beatrice’s niece. She is an attractive character who can be very strong when necessary. She falls in love with Rodolfo and this leads to a rift with Eddie.
Marco is an illegal immigrant. He has a strong sense of right and wrong. When Eddie betrays him he feels he has to punish him.
Rodolfo is also an illegal immigrant. He has a strong sense of right and wrong. He wants to settle in America with Catherine. He tries to stop the feud between Marco and Eddie.