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-he lives in a vivid fantasy world (ex. calls immigration in a very heavily populated immigrant Italian community and thinks it is fine or he imagines "protecting" Catherine from male suiters and taking her for himself.Oh, Catherine happens to be his niece.)
-Looks out for himself even above family.
-Longs for intimacy but doesn't understand how unnatural his longings are.
It would take me a long time to dig up quotes but here are a few,
Eddie: "Katie you are walkin' wavy! I don't like the looks they're givin you … The heads are turnin' like windmills." (Eddie likes his niece a little too much!)
In the Stage Direction Eddie pins [Rodolpho's] arms, laughing, and suddenly kisses him. Eddie is attracted to Rudolph in his crazy private world?
Eddie: "And then you'll move away. That's life. And you'll come visit on Sundays, then once a month, then Christmas and New Year's, finally." (Eddie is sooo self absorbed, it's all about him!