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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

  

by Arthur Miller

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A View from the Bridge Sex 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: "Katie you are walkin' wavy! I don't like the looks they're givin you […] The heads are turnin' like windmills." (1.26)

We wonder if Eddie's unresolved sexual attraction to his niece makes it even harder for him to deal with the fact that other men are starting to find her attractive.

Quote #2

[Stage Direction:] [Catherine] strikes a match and holds it to [Eddie's] cigar.

Freud said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." We say, "Yeah, but sometimes it's a big old phallic image."

Quote #3

Beatrice: "When am I going to be a wife again, Eddie?" (1.361)

Does Beatrice see sex with Eddie as part of her key role as a wife?

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