Eddie Carbone, middle-aged, working class and suffering from a trouble he can’t name, is at odds with almost everyone that he interacts with during the course of the play.
Eddie’s Conflict with Beatrice Eddie’s wife makes it clear almost from the outset that she and Eddie have been having marital troubles.
Eddie’s thoughts and feelings are engaged elsewhere, with his niece, Catherine.
Beatrice is, by nature, a sensitive and emotionally aware woman.
Beatrice and Eddie plan to hide Marco and Rodolpho while they work in the country illegally to send money home.
Marco and Rodolpho arrive at the house and have a brief reunion. Marco tells the Carbone's that he has three children and a wife back home that he will be sending money to.
On the wedding day, Marco returns to the house for revenge. Marco turns Eddie's arm and kills Eddie with Eddie's own knife.
Conflict is at the heart of drama and ‘A View from the Bridge’ is full to the brim with it.
Beatrice encourages Catherine to get married to Rodolpho if that is what she wants to do. Eddie, still frustrated with Rodolpho and Catherine, even visits Alfieri and asks if there is any way he can get rid of Rodolpho by law, but Alfieri assures him there is not.
Alfieri tells Eddie that he needs to let Catherine go.