| Quote #1
Alfieri: "I was born in Italy…I only came here when I was twenty-five." (1.1)
Alfieri is the only speaking character who is an immigrant himself but has spent a substantial amount of his life in America.
| Quote #2
Alfieri: "But this is Red Hook, not Sicily. […] now we are quite civilized, quite American." (1.1)
Is America really as civilized as Alfieri sees it?"
| Quote #3
Eddie: "Listen, they'll think it's a millionaire's house compared to the way they live." (1.51)
Eddie is totally right about this, based on how Rodolfo reacts to the house later on.