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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge


by Arthur Miller

A View from the Bridge Abandonment Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

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.

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