A View from the Bridge Women and Femininity 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.
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.
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.