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There's no doubting that Eddie is the main character. He causes everything to happen. His stubborn refusal to release Catherine is the engine that drives the play. It's his meaningless self-destructive death that we end on. This is his tragedy, folks. A View from the Bridge proves that protagonists don't have to be good guys.