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There are a few interpretations of what the title could mean an overview a bridge between characters Catherines bridge between girl and woman a bridge between two worlds America and Italy and Eddies change of character Alfieri is an outsider his view is from the bridge he comments on Eddies progress as a storyteller I could have finished the whole story that afternoonI could see every step coming p50 This is what Alfieri says after Eddie comes to see him He is the narrator and is quite similar to the chorus in a Greek Tragedy Characters also make bridges or connections between other characters For example throughout the first act we see that Beatrice is the bridge between Catherine and Eddie and she still is on page 80 when she insists that Eddie attend the wedding when Catherine does not care Also Eddie dislikes Rodolpho and Catherine bridges that gap and tries to persuade Eddie to her point of view Whatre you got against himHe only blesses you40 Catherines growing up is a bridge as well Im not a babyBeatrice says to be a woman 62 In this scene she also asks Rodolpho to teach her and they venture towards the bedroom she emerges to speak to Eddie adjusting her dress An innocence of virginity is seen The audience also sees a bridge in Catherines job 18 with her growing up and changing from the rough area of the docks to something more up market The title could also mean bridging the gap between two cultures America and Italy The Italian way of life is very much based on unwritten rules of honour and trust the American justice system is written in stone MARCOAll the law is not in a book ALFIERI Yes In a book There is no other law 78 Eddie lived an ItalianAmerican way of life Alfieri says in the first scene that the
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