A View from the Bridge
Women and Femininity Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
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.
Beatrice: "When am I going to be a wife again, Eddie?" (1.361)
Does Beatrice feel like Catherine has taken her role as wife?