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Quotes

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.

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