The Question and Answer section for A View From the Bridge is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the moment the play opens, we become aware that the main theme will be the theme of justice.
We learn that the job Catherine intends to take is that of a stenographer. We also learn that Beatrice is anxious for Catherine to get a job, that she is proud of her, and that she feels Eddie wants to keep her a baby forever.... he simply doesn't...
There is tension starting to mount with the arrival of the two brothers. Catherine clearly fancies Rodolpho, and he feels the same way. Eddie loathes this union as he sees Catherine starting to slip from his grasp.