A View from the Bridge
A View from the Bridge Contrasting Regions 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.
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.
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?"
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.