a view from the bridge; honour

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HONOUR IS AN IMPORTANT VALUE OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY. WHICH CHARACTERS IN PARTICULAR BELIEVE THAT HONOUR IS AN IMPORTANT THEME IN THE PLAY?

Honour is a very important in this play, specially for Eddie and Marco, who are the “alpha males” of the house more or less, because Eddie is from the beginning the boss at his house, but when he threatens Rodolpho, Marco tries to show Eddie that he is also a strong man and that he cannot do that to HIS brother. It means far more to them than the law. To be honorauble is to be respected, and this is show in the chair scene, where Marco is showin his strength to Eddie to protect his brother. If you do something dishonourable, you lose respect. That is why Eddie and Marco are always protecting
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Beatrice is indirectly related with the theme honour, because she is always protecting his honour because she sees how Eddie prefers Catherine and that is the worst thing a husband can make to a wife, and he directly asks Eddie when are they going to be a marriage again “when am i going to be a wife again Eddie?” here Beatrice is directy asking Eddie when is he going to love her again and take her, she feels completely forgotten by her own husband, that is what she wants to ‘get rid’ of Catherine by letting her get marry with Rodolpho .
Beatrice is the only person with Catherine that stand with Eddie until the end because she doesn’t want to leave her husband in those crucial moments alone, in fact he keeps her husband in her arms until Eddie dies “he dies in her arms, and Beateice covers him with her body” Beatrice will never leave her husband alone and will always support him until the end and she will never let people talk badly about him, she will defend it until the end.
Rodolpho is another character that is kind of linked with the theme of honour, he is the one that takes Catherine’s honour, by having sex with her, and in those times, a woman could only have sex with her actual husband so, he had actually ruined Catherine’s life, and now she will need to marry him for sure, if not she won’t be accepted by the society anymore, he has taken part of the honour of
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