When she asks him when he will treat her like a wife again, she is telling the audience that Eddie is not, and has not been for some time, giving her the attention she is used to from him.
She feels as if she is being sidelined and we quickly come to see why.
Immediately after leaving Alfieri's office, Eddie calls the Immigration Bureau and reports Marco and Rodolpho. As he is being taken away, Marco spits in Eddie's face.
Alfieri pays bail for the two men and arranges the marriage of Catherine and Rodolpho.
Alfieri compares himself to a lawyer in Caesar's time, powerless to watch as the events of history run their bloody course. As Eddie enters the home two fellow Longshoremen, Mike and Louis greet him.
Eddie's niece, Catherine, reaches out the window and waves to Eddie and Louis.
Eddie’s thoughts and feelings are engaged elsewhere, with his niece, Catherine.
Beatrice is, by nature, a sensitive and emotionally aware woman.
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.