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Analysis of Arthur Miller's Play, A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller was born on the 17th of October 1915 and was second of three children of Isidore and Augusta Miller who were immigrants. His father was a wealthy businessman that owned a women’s store that employed over 300 workers. Instead of succeeding over his father Miller decided to head into the field of journalism that in time led him to become a prominent figure in American theatre. Miller was an essayist and playwright, that had won many award for his work such as all my sons, death of a salesman, one of the many plays he had written was a view from the bridge....   [tags: A View from the Bridge] 723 words
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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Today hostility is viewed upon as wrong, when "A View From the Bridge" was written, hostility made up part of the day-to-day running of people in this era. Today women are treated as equals and any discrimination is taken incredibly seriously, in the time the play written, women had very few rights and were constantly stereotyped and abused. Manliness, hostility and aggression play an important role in the play, 'A View From the Bridge'. Each character has a different view on what it means to be manly and what manliness is....   [tags: Arthur Miller View Bridge Essays] 995 words
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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Manliness, Hostility and Aggression are all important in "A view from the bridge" where Eddie Carbone plays the main character he is a longshoreman working on the Brooklyn docks in New York. He tries to keep his status as "the man" in his household. He is very hostile towards Rodolfo because he thinks he is a homosexual. Marco knows Eddie feels this way about Rodolfo and is unhappy that Eddie feels this way about a member of his family. This creates aggression from Marco throughout the play and results in various conflicts between himself and Eddie in which Marco demonstrates his masculinity over Eddie this makes Eddie feel threatened and insecure....   [tags: Arthur Miller View Bridge Essays] 1166 words
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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge - The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge] 832 words
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A View From The Bridge - Questions and Answers - A View From The Bridge:  Questions and Answers           “Eddie has rather strict old-world notions of decorum”. Find some evidence to support this.   How does traditional cultural values come into conflict with modern values in the play?   In the play, Miller explores both written and unwritten laws. Make 2 lists under these headings to see how many you can come up with.  The conditions/difficulties faced by migrants are explored in this play. What are they?    In what ways are physical, emotional/personal conflict explored in the play....   [tags: View From The Bridge Essays] 815 words
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Tension in Miller's A View from the Bridge - Tension in Miller's A View from the Bridge In class, recently we have been reading: "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller. We have been exploring his magnificent techniques in being able to show the immense tensions between a family and his excellent ways of using this to grab the audience. After reading "A View From a Bridge", I found it amazing how Miller shows how tense Eddie's world is and how he surrounds the family with this cramped world, creating such immense tension. In my opinion I think that the setting and time is perfect to match the situations and to build up on the dramatic atmosphere....   [tags: Miller View From Bridge] 1936 words
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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller as a Tragedy - A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller as a Tragedy A view from the Bridge was written by Arthur Miller in 1955 and set in the 1950's Brooklyn, New York. Most of this area was inhabited by immigrants that arrived from countries such as Italy and Sicily, before the restriction of immigrant's law was passed. Although the law denies people to migrate to the country. Illegal immigrants will often be smuggled in from countries like Sicily. The main area is based in Red Hook. Illegal immigrants come into the country and work on the dockyards and Sicily at the time was in great poverty and hardship....   [tags: Tragedies View Bridge Essays Miller] 2833 words
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Justice in A View from the Bridge - Justice in A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller is now regarded as one of the world’s greatest dramatists. In his plays he explores the struggles of the ordinary man against authority and insurmountable odds. Miller's own struggle therefore with this issue is present in ‘A View from the Bridge’ as he, like the characters in his plays (such as Eddie Carbone), was faced with the problem of choosing to be American or not, specifically by naming names of people who were doing (what were considered then) unlawful acts....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 1761 words
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How Arthur Miller Hints at Tragedy in ‘A View from the Bridge’ - In this essay I will describe the way in which Miller hints at the tragedy in the beginning of the play ‘A View from the Bridge’. Miller gives us lots of clues in the opening section to try and get the audience thinking. He wants us to think about how the main character dies not what happened in the end because everyone knows that in a tragedy the main character dies. Miller uses a range of devices e.g. uses of plot devices, the structure foreshadowing o put an impact on the audience understanding of the play....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Tragedy, View from the Bridge, ] 1357 words
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A View from The Bridge - A View from The Bridge Discuss the importance of stage directions in Arthur Millers ‘A View From The Bridge’ and what they reveal about the character of Eddie Carbone. Stage directions are very important in drama and this is evident in Arthur Millers ‘A View From the Bridge’. Stage directions give actors and directors character motivation and this allows actors to create believable characters and explain a characters actions and feelings. They also highlight characters emotions that are indirectly portrayed through stage directions instead of directly through dialogue....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 4556 words
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A View from the Bridge - A View from the Bridge There are moments of great tension in this play. Tracing the developments of Eddies obsession, show how Miller creates and builds up tension, particularly in the final part of Act 1. How would the tension be shown dramatically. 'A View from the Bridge' is a play based on pride & justice and Sicilian Honour. There is fine line between natural justice and that that is provided by the law. The theme of 'Justice provided by the law,' starts right at the beginning of the play with Alfieri's opening speech....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 1990 words
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A View From The Bridge - A View From The Bridge “Whatever happened we all done it and don’t you ever forget it.” The play A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller is set in New York in the 1950s. During this period of time there were many illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe moving in to America. This was due to the depression caused by the Second World War. The depression caused a lack of work, many people started to migrate to America where there were many jobs. Due to the mass immigration America started to restrict the number of people gaining citizenship and made it illegal to house immigrants....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 1211 words
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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge - Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge During the final scene preceding the end of act 1, Arthur Miller collects the major characters and in particular, he builds up and develops Eddie Carbone's character. I shall now analyse this scene, paying close attention to Miller's use of dramatic techniques. Eddie starts off reading a newspaper, hence demonstrating Eddie's awareness of the outside world....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 959 words
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Use of Language in A View from the Bridge - Use of Language in A View from the Bridge Examine Miller’s use of language and dramatic devices in helping the audience to understand the themes of A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller is regarded as a great dramatist and he explores the life struggles of an ordinary man against authority and insurmountable odds and in ‘A View From The Bridge’ he uses many dramatic devices and enigmatic themes to help the audience understand the play. Some of the main themes are jealousy, love, law, justice and social class....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 2406 words
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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller Alfieri is a lawyer who works for the Sicilian community in Brooklyn. He opens the play with a very exposing account of what life used to be like and is like in that particular community. The audience knows from that speech everything about Alfieri and about the community in Red Hook. He launches into graphic detail about past bandits and murders and about how justice is very important to the Italians. The community is the 'gullet of New York,´ which is 'swallowing the tonnage of the world.´ This sentence is quite ironic since Red Hook is a fishing town and tonnage is another word for cargo....   [tags: View From Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 3615 words
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The Role of Alfieri in Miller’s A View from the Bridge - The Role of Alfieri in Miller’s A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller is now regarded as one of the world’s greatest dramatists. In his plays he explores the struggles of the ordinary man against authority and insurmountable odds. It is his ability to dramatize the attempts to find the balance between the different conflicts of life that is Miller’s feature as a writer. “Many of his plays look at the position of the individual in relation to their responsibilities and position in society and may be seen, as a result, to be political.” (Tim Bezant.) While exploring human faults he also talks about the hidden emotions within people....   [tags: View From Bridge Miller Essays]
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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The play “A view from the bridge” is set in Red hook area of New York, the play was written by a man called Arthur Miller he wrote this particular play in 1950 at the age of 35. His parents were immigrants in the United States of America, they had lived a wealthy life this all went wrong along with the American economy. Arthur Miller worked as a warehouse man, and in order to save his fees he went to Michigan University in 1934, to study economics and history....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 1051 words
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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge - In this essay I will discuss how the view’s of Eddie Carbone, the lead role in “A View From The Bridge”, changes among the audience. I plan to go through the script and note any important scenes which I will then analyse in the audience’s perspective. A View From The Bridge is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955, which was originally arranged in rhymes but later was changed. Miller has written the play in conversational Brooklynese, for example, “nuttin’” and the spelling of many words end with apostrophes....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller] 2463 words
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The Breakdown of the Carbone family in A View From The Bridge - Trace the Breakdown of the Carbone family in A View From The Bridge New York in the 1940’s the United States welcomed immigrants from all over Europe but especially Italy, the only problem with these immigrants was, most where illegal. The Italians, starved from the depression of World War One fled their homes and sometimes families for a better life in America. This often worked because the areas where you went to live often contained more people of the same race and as they say ‘blood is thicker than water’ to these people so one person wouldn’t tell on another for hiding or being an illegal immigrant....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 1218 words
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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge - Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's The View From The Bridge Eddie is a simple person who is a victim of circumstances but he also contributes to his downfall. I am going to start with his Sicilian background because I believe that this is one of the most important things that motivates Eddie. Coming from a Sicilian background Eddie believed that the man should be the leader of the household and that everything goes by him first concerning his family and that he should be very manly and stand up for those close to him....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 906 words
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Tension in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge - Tension in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge The whole of this play involves symbolism, on many different levels. The end scene, in which Eddie takes his own life with his own knife, is symbolic of the self-destructive nature that led to such an ending. As Arthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek tragedy´ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie’s sexuality, which drove him to his drastic actions and eventually death. During the confrontation earlier in the play Marco raised a chair like a weapon, symbolic of the fight yet to come....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 3258 words
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Creating Tension and Presenting the Themes in A View from the Bridge - Creating Tension and Presenting the Themes in A View from the Bridge Miller uses the climax of act 1 to create tension for the audience through the acting and the situation the characters are in, and to present the key themes of the play to the audience. Firstly, he uses dramatic irony to give the audience an insight into how the story is going to end, which creates frustration and tension for them, as although they can see how the story is developing, the characters can’t, this ties in with the theme of a Greek tragedy where there is a predestined conclusion....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Act One Essays] 3752 words
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Manliness, Hostility, and Aggression in A View From the Bridge - Manliness, Hostility, and Aggression in A View From the Bridge Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’ represents the ideas of manliness and how the perception of certain individuals (Eddie) affects the lives of their fellow friends and family. The play is based around the views of the play’s protagonist, Eddie. His analysis of the male personality leads to conflict when other males, in this case Rodolpho, do not conform to his ideas of manliness. Hostility, aggression and masculinity are the main themes which influence the mood of the play and the way they are associated with each other allow an increase in tension in the minds of the reader....   [tags: Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge Plays Essays] 2122 words
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Two Key Scenes Between Eddie and Marco in A View from the Bridge - Two Key Scenes Between Eddie and Marco in A View from the Bridge Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an “A View from the Bridge”: Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. “In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks. When his wife’s cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 2489 words
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How the Structure of A View From The Bridge Helps us Understand the Tragedy of Eddie Carbone - How the Structure of A View From The Bridge Helps us Understand the Tragedy of Eddie Carbone Arthur Miller in recent years has become one of the world's most important and influential playwrights. The plays he produces give a deep understanding of how the characters think. Especially when they find themselves in awkward or bad situations, such as, misplaced love. The play, which this essay is going to investigate, is 'A View From The Bridge'. This is one of many which Miller has written....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller] 3056 words
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A View from the Bridge by Miller - Miller’s A View from the Bridge, originally written in 1956 as a one act play, has many features of a classic Greek tragedy. It is set in the Italian-American neighbourhood, situated in Red Hook, near Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It is in this community Miller chooses to dramatise themes of conflict, betrayal, love and obsession. The underlying omerta is present throughout the play and is the reason for the conflict as it is defied by Eddie Carbone, the Italian longshoreman, who destroys himself in a clash between his blind passions and primeval ideas of his own people about right living....   [tags: Italian-American CUlture, Masculinity] 1620 words
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A View From The Bridge - A view from the bridge was written by Arthur Miller in 1955.It is set in Brooklyn in the city of New York in a place called Red Hook. Here there is a great emphasis on Italian migrant families. At that time people where coming from Sicily and they where running away from a life of poverty. Mainly it was the men who moved to America to find a well paid job and then send the money they made to their families back in Sicily. Miller learnt about Italian migrants and there struggles when he worked in the shipyards....   [tags: American Theater] 1263 words
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A View From The Bridge - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE According to the Aristotelean concept of tragedy, the hero (chief protagonist) is held in high esteem by the rest of society. However, he has a fatal flaw (hamartia) or a failing in his personality. In this case, it is Eddie’s inappropriate love for his niece/adopted daughter Catherine. He then becomes aware of his ‘fatal flaw’, but however, is powerless to stop it. On this occasion, Eddie doesn’t realize how strong his feelings are for Catherine until the very end. The consequences are usually dire, and this is reflected by Eddie’s death at the end of the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1253 words
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The Significance of the Title of A View from the Bridge - A View from the Bridge is written by Arthur Miller. Miller became interested in the work and lives of the communities of dock workers and Longshoremen of New York’s Brooklyn Harbor, and where he had himself previously worked. In 1947, he was told an interesting story about another longshoreman in the area who had snitched to the Immigration Bureau on his own relatives. The Longshoreman was attempting to prevent the marriage between one of the brothers and his niece. Eight years later, in 1955, A View from the Bridge, based on the story of that same Longshoreman, was produced....   [tags: Arthur Miller plays] 1442 words
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Dramatic Tension in "A View From The Bridge" - How does Miller build up the dramatic tension in the play. When you compare “A View from the Bridge” to Eastenders you realise that both of them are very similar. What I mean is, in Eastenders there’s always a story that grabs our attention, whether the story is interesting or not, there’s that something that interests us and keeps us fixed to the television. Most of the stories end in cliff hangers making us eager to know what happens next, so we watch the next episode, this is building dramatic tension....   [tags: American Theater] 734 words
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A View From the Bridge by Miller - A View From the Bridge by Miller "A view from the bridge" is a play scripted by Arthur Miller in 1955. The play is based in a city called Brooklyn which is situated in the state of New York. A view from the bridge is presented to the audience by a prominent character called Alfieri. Alfieri is the most significant character in the play because he is known as a good lawyer, a good friend to Eddie Carbone (a longshoreman) and surprisingly he is also the narrator....   [tags: Papers] 3949 words
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A View from the Bridge - Setting - A view from the bridge - Setting. The play "A view from the bridge" is set in the1950's, a tragedy about the lives of some Italian immigrants, whose paths cross, ending in death, separation and tragedy. The play is full of important events, and places, and it is its places we are looking at. Places are used by the author, Arthur Miller, to symbolize, represent, and portray a range of views, people, and actions. Certain places, like Italy, are mentioned lots, but no scenes themselves take place there....   [tags: English Literature] 2734 words
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Tension in A View from the Bridge - The scene takes place in the Carbone living room; you can tell they have just finished a family meal because Beatrice and Catherine are clearing up the table. At first the atmosphere is relaxed and calm, they are talking about normal things, ‘They went to Africa once.’ Then the tension rises, ‘I know lemons are green for Christ’s sake!’ This is between Eddie and Rodolpho. Eddie gets upset and angry when he’s wrong and especially when the person who gets it right is Rodolpho. Eddie doesn’t like it when he’s challenged and he hates it every time Rodolpho speaks....   [tags: Literary Review] 1579 words
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A View From The Bridge - A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller clearly uses different aspects of his play “A view from the bridge” to create dramatic tension. His central character Eddie is the person around who has a great deal of conflict revolving around him. He creates a lot of tensions and each scene of conflict becomes stronger than one before. He lives with his wife and her niece Catherine. Eddie is very protective of Catherine and wants her to get a good education. He also seems to be in love with Catherine but refuses to face this fact at any stage in the play even when Beatrice, his wife, points it out to him clearly....   [tags: English Literature] 1075 words
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A View from the Bridge - A View from the Bridge. 'Justice is very important here' is spoken by Alfieri in his opening speech. Alfieri is a lawyer representing the official legal system of America. He also acts as a narrator, commentator who is almost like a bystander watching the events but remains powerless to have any impact on them. This is very similar to the chorus, featured in tragedies from ancient Greek playwright, who are a group of on lookers watching and commenting on events but are unable to act upon any of the incidents....   [tags: English Literature] 2018 words
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A View From the Bridge - Eddie Carbone is an American-Sicilian man working in Brooklyn. He works as a longshoreman: carrying crates and goods from the ships. He is quite a large man. His job requires him to be strong and a good worker. In other words he is very masculine. He is an ordinary man. He lives with his wife and niece, whom he treats like a daughter, and like all good men should do, he works every day to provide them with enough money to survive on. Eddie is a man’s man. He lives within a close-knit community of Sicilians and is a well respected member of society....   [tags: essays research papers] 3444 words
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A View from the Bridge - A View from the Bridge *Works Cited Not Included The first scene begins with a fight. Obviously this introduction is indicative of some kind of intense emotion to follow. An aura of passionate emotions continues to surface throughout the play. The mood is set immediately. The audience knows that whatever is to come will be fiery and fervent. Ironically, the opening scene is the climax itself. By using this structure, the author gets right to the point that Eddie Carbone is a self-destructive character without restraint or self-control....   [tags: Papers] 736 words
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Understanding Arthur Miller's Play "A View From The Bridge" - In the play ‘A View from the Bridge’, an Italian-American family take in two illegal immigrants. The youngest of them, Rudolpho, falls in love with the niece of Beatrice, Catherine. Eddie Carbone, the main character, is driven by desire and lust, which eventually brings upon his own downfall. He calls the Immigration Bureau to arrest the two immigrants in an attempt to get his niece back, and so the scheme fails, and the play ends when Marco murders Eddie in a mere act of self-defence. Miller uses the character of Alfieri to increase dramatic tension throughout the play, doing so by introducing the idea of inevitability in the play....   [tags: Theater] 1331 words
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Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero in A View from the Bridge - A View from the Bridge is a dramatic tragedy, which follows the life of a dockworker, Eddie Carbone, in 1950s America who is the main focus of the play. He represents the average, everyday man in society, but his character draws parallels to many tragic heroes in the past shown in Greek tragedies, Shakespeare’s plays, etc. (e.g. Hamlet and Macbeth). A tragic hero is the hero in the story who has positive and negative traits and their negative traits is what eventually leads to the demise and this is what happens to Eddie....   [tags: Italy, America, dramatic tragedy]
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Summary of Arthur Miller's Play, A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller’s play “A View From the Bridge” revolves around the downfall of a tragic hero Eddie Carbone, who happens to be a long shore man living in Red Hook, Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine. The extract being examined is a scene in which Eddie reinforces the perils of betraying family, specifically reporting them as illegal immigrants to the Immigration Bureau. He does so through telling the story of Vinny Bolzano who executed exactly that. Miller makes this a fascinating moment to return to when one is informed of what happens later on in the play because of its significance in presenting the situational irony, character development, as well as foreshadowing major ev...   [tags: tragedy, irony, characters]
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Act 1 Tension in "A View From the Bridge" - The title of the play is “A view from the bridge and it was written by Arthur Miller in 1995 during the post war period. A post-war period is the interlude immediately after the beginning of a war and continues for as long as another war does not happen. During this period migration was very popular as especially in the Europe area as they were severely affected by the world war and the majority of the people migrated to the United States of America like Marco and Rodolfo who had migrated from Sicily and illegally entered the US and had stayed with Eddie and his wife Beatrice and their niece Catherine....   [tags: Literature Review] 707 words
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A View From the Bridge - A tragic hero is a great character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for his/her downfall. The character ends up dying. Eddie is a longshoreman that unloads boats on the docks of Sicily. He supports his wife Beatrice and his niece, Catherine. However, Eddie has twisted feelings towards Catherine as he has raised her like his own daughter, and feels a strong connection towards Catherine. Eddie’s feeling and jealousy causes him to need to have Catherine in his life, and his irrational behaviour leads to his death....   [tags: tragic hero, flaw, jealousy] 634 words
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A View From The Bridge - What makes a view from the Bridge 'good' - A View From The Bridge - What makes a view from the Bridge 'good' theatre.What techniques does Miller use to create dramatic impact and meaning. Question 2: What makes a view from the Bridge 'good' theatre. What techniques does Miller use to create dramatic impact and meaning Miller uses very clever techniques throughout 'A View from the Bridge'. As most of his plays will show you, he likes to focus his work on different groups in society. In this particular play, he writes about Latino Americans, and there struggle to survive in the Bronx....   [tags: English Literature] 425 words
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Point of View on the Cask Bridge - In the minds of many, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s infamous shower scene in the 1960 classic Psycho brought the phrase “point of view” into the language of the general public. What most do not realize is that those in the many spectrums of entertainment have been taking full advantage of the benefits brought on by an audience being dealt a limited field of vision for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Prior to the advent of film and theater, the best place to find this method in use was literature....   [tags: essays research papers] 1034 words
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Justice and Law in A View From The Bridge - In "a view from the Bridge", justice and law are not presented as being synonymous. The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller shows the tragic demise of its protagonist "Eddie Carbone" and towards his demise we are presented with two different yet similar concepts; justice and the law. Although the two words usually stand side by side, "A view from the Bridge" shows how they are sometimes not synonymous with one another through: a belief in communal law or community values, the American system of justice and the analogy of settling for half....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 943 words
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A View From The Bridge by J.B. Priestley - A View From The Bridge by J.B. Priestley "Eddie is doing the best for his family: he is attempting to install positive values and support Catherine in her life. He is merely misunderstood" The reference above about Eddie Carbone is correct; but to a certain point, meaning it is not correct altogether, because it could be (successfully) argued that it isn't true. To verify that the above quotation is true, we need to study the character of Eddie Carbone, to see whether he is doing the best for his family, rather than for himself....   [tags: Papers] 2660 words
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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller In this essay I will be discussing a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955 "A View from the Bridge". The play is set in the American 1940's, just after the Second World War. Located in Red Hook (Brooklyn), a very poor area, described by Alfieri as, "the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge". It tells the story of two illegal Sicilian immigrants (Marco and Rodolfo) who managed to migrate into America, in a time where they restricted any immigration from entering their golden gates....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller INTRODUCTION In this essay I will be exploring the Key Scene from 'A View From The Bridge', written by Arthur Miller and I will be expressing my thoughts on the importance of this scene to the play as a whole. In 1921 and 1924 the American Government passed laws which severely restricted immigration, and which made it particularly difficult for people from the south and east of Europe to enter the country. However the Depression of the 1930's and the Second World War brought hardships, but the differences in standards of living between America and Italy meant many Italians despite all the dangers will still migrate to A...   [tags: Papers] 2027 words
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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller - A View from the bridge by Arthur Miller Examine the ideas of manliness, hostility and aggression in 'a view from the bridge'. How are these ideas connected. In this essay I will examine the ideas of manliness, hostility and aggression are connected to each other in 'a view from the bridge'. The play is set in a slum near the Brooklyn Bridge. In the story the main character is Eddie carbone and we see many sides to this character throughout the play. Eddie carbone is a middle aged man going through a mid life crisis....   [tags: English Literature] 1512 words
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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View from the Bridge' is a 1950's play written by Arthur Miller. It follows the same structure as an Ancient Greek tragedy, where the main actor and in this case Eddie Carbone falls to a tragic and yet a predictable inflicted death. I will be explaining the difference in culture between America and Italy and how this could have affected the outcome of the play. The play 'A View from the Bridge' was written by Arthur Miller and is set in Brooklyn America....   [tags: Papers] 1805 words
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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A view from the bridge' by Arthur Miller is a tragic intense play about family struggle, lust, passion and deceit. My aim is too look at the relationship of Catherine and Eddie. To understand the relationship, we must understand the atmosphere and culture. To do this we need to know why Miller wrote the play, background history and why this is significant to understanding the relationship between Catherine and Eddie. Arthur miller wrote the play in reflection of his own life and experiences....   [tags: Papers] 2355 words
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A view from the bridge – Arthur Miller - A view from the bridge – How does Arthur Miller A view from the bridge – How does Arthur Miller prepare the audience for the dramatic events at the end of the play. Arthur Miller was born in New York City on the 17th of October 1915. The son of a small businessman, Miller worked in a warehouse after graduating from high school. When he saved enough money he attended the University of Michigan. During the Second World War Miller moved to New York where he began writing plays. A View from the bridge was written in 1955, it was partly based on the idea that his parents were both immigrants into the United States....   [tags: English Literature] 715 words
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A View From The Bridge - Tension and Conflict - A View From The Bridge examining tension and conflict within the play. The two scenes that I have chosen for my coursework, which I think are exciting and interesting are: 1) End of act one Pg 38-42 2) End of play Pg 59-64 In my essay on "A View From The Bridge" I will be examining tension and conflict within the play. Most of the tension and conflict arises from the fact that Marco and Rodolfo are illegal immigrants. During the 1930's immigration to the U.S.A was at an all time high. Over a million Sicilians had already moved to the U.S.A....   [tags: English Literature] 2417 words
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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller - A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller is based on a real Brooklyn community in New York, which is largely about Italian immigrants in USA in the 1940s/50s. The overall story line is very true to life as many immigrants were entering America illegally and this still happens today in America and in other countries like United Kingdom. Immigrants were forced to hide and keep quiet because if they were discovered they would be deported back to their original country....   [tags: Papers] 1324 words
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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE We have been studying 'A view from the Bridge' which has been written by Arthur Miller. This is the story of Eddie Carbone who is an Italian American who lives with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine, When Beatrice's cousins Marco and Rodolpho, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to give them shelter. Catherine falls in love with Rodolpho, which creates trouble. Eddie's jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Italian community....   [tags: English Literature] 2680 words
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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller - A View From the Bridge 'He's like a weird'. This opinion of Rodolfo expressed by Eddie encapsulates the main theme of the 20th century play, 'A View From the Bridge', by Arthur Miller. Rodolfo is subject to Eddie's hostile feelings towards him, emotions like abhorrence, resentment, jealousy and aggression. Eddie's belief in manliness and masochistic behaviour is one explanation why he detests Rodolfo with such vehemence. To Eddie Carbone, Rodolfo is the exact opposite of his ideals. He has effeminate attributes; he can sing, dance, and make dresses....   [tags: English Literature] 1865 words
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Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge 'A View from the Bridge' is a story of Eddie Carbone an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks. He is an immigrant who has worked hard to bring up his wife's niece, Catherine. His wife, Beatrice, is close to Eddie but the relationship between them is not good as they have been through a bad patch and have not had sex for some time. Eddie is too close to Catherine and is over protective about her. He loves her like she were his girlfriend and he does not like any men, getting involved or looking at her....   [tags: Papers] 2298 words
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Audience Reactions to Eddie Carbon in A View from the Bridge - Audience Reactions to Eddie Carbon in A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller wrote a book called ‘A view from the Bridge’. He was born In New-York 1945. Miller twice won the Drama Critics award and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer prizes. When Arthur Miller lived in New-York he the wrote ‘A view from the Bridge’, he was inspired to write this book is when he saw how the relatives of illegal immigrants treated them. He probably saw some illegal immigrant getting treated badly by his relatives and were reported to the immigration Bureau and sent back to his country....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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