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Catherine Essay How does Catherine develop in the play Describe how she matures What does she gain and what does she lose by the end of the play Catherines position in the beginning of the play is a loving daughter to Eddie and Beatrice Catherine loves Eddie he took her in and brought her up as his own daughter they have a good father daughter relationship Eddie notices every thing about Catherine like her hair and her new outfit in the beginning scene and she is pleased but unaware of his secret desire for her Beatrice notices this when her cousins arrive This is when we see another side of Eddie when he becomes extremely jealous of Rodolfo and Catherine Eddie becomes infatuated with stopping Catherine from going out with Rodolfo this puts a strain on their relationship but because of Sicilian values she respects his decision Catherine isnt full Italian she is also American and this is a major difference between the family values and American culture If she was American she could stand up to her father but Sicilian communities have far to much respect for a man of the house By the end of the play after all the commotion and the tragic death of Eddie Catherine doesnt hate Eddie but I think she is deeply saddened and wondering how long hes sexual feelings for her now there is a shadow cast over her childhood Eddies Sicilian background his nineteen fifties notions of manhood his self-interest his secret desire for Catherine and jealousy are all a powerful combination In the eyes of Eddie Carbone men were the manly figure the macho type Women were always second to them men were constantly self-assured about themselves and they had a notion vendetta which was if something was done to them they would take vengeance The kid snitched on his own uncle And they spit on him his own father and
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