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1

Explain the setting...

The play is set in Red Hook in Brooklyn. Red Hook, where the Carbones live, is a slum area.

2

Explain Alfieri...

In this opening section the playwright introduces Alfieri as both a character in the play and also a narrator who speaks directly to the audience. He is a thoughtful man who is obviously sympathetic towards the community he serves.

3

Explain Eddie...

Eddie is an ordinary man who works on the ships. He shows us his protective attitude towards Catherine when he says, 'You're gettin' to be a big girl now, you gotta keep yourself more, you can't be so friendly, kid'(p.6). Here he is seen as a strong family man.

4

Explain Catherine...

Catherine is a lively, attractive and very warm character. Even though she is slightly annoyed with Eddie when he criticises her, she tries to lighten the mood by saying, 'Eddie , I wish there was one guy you couldn't tell me things about!' (p.6).

5

Explain Beatrice...

Beatrice has a generous nature and that is the reason she has invited Marco and Rodolfo to stay in their flat. She shows a certain nervousness, however, when she hears they have arrived