© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

by Arthur Miller

Abandonment Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

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."
Catherine: "You sound like I'm goin' a million miles." (1.187-188)

To Eddie, Catherine might as well be going that far away. She's an adult now. He's losing the little girl he loves.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement