Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #1

Eddie: "You're getting to be a big girl now, you gotta keep yourself more, you can't be so friendly, kid." (7.36)

Later on Beatrice gives Catherine the same advice, but in regards to Eddie.

Quote #2

Eddie: "I guess I just never figure on one thing."
Catherine, smiling: "What?"
Eddie: "That you would ever grow up." (1.189-191)

Here's the key conflict in the play rearing its head again. Eddie doesn't know how to let Catherine be a woman.

Quote #3

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

Does Beatrice feel like Catherine has taken her role as wife?

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