| Quote #1
Eddie: "I want you to be with a different kind of people. […] if you're gonna get outa here then get out; don't go practically in the same kind of neighborhood." (1.119)
Would Eddie ever really let Catherine go under any circumstances?
| Quote #2
Eddie: "And then you'll move away. […] That's life. And you'll come visit on Sundays, then once a month, then Christmas and New Year's, finally." (1.130-132)
Eddie finds new and fun ways to give this guilt trip over and over again throughout the play.
| Quote #3
Eddie: "I wish you the best. You know that, kid."
To Eddie, Catherine might as well be going that far away. She's an adult now. He's losing the little girl he loves.