A View From The Bridge Analysis

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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. This sets up the story for the play. Most or nearly all the play is based on two illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho who are hiding with their cousin, Beatrice, and her family consisting …show more content…

This is a big threat even though it seems fun and nothing much to pick up on. Eddie's grin vanishes and Marco puts on a smile of triumph but of warming too. This symbolises a fight yet to come. But this first fight is started because of when Rodolpho's discussions were taking place that he had talents of cooking and could make dresses, Eddie in anger screwed up his newspaper and then ripped it, further more showing his increasing suspicions about Rodolpho. This is the gradual tension building up and comes to a head at the end of the act with all on stage along with the audience watching Marco threaten Eddie with holding a chair above his head with one hand. 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. This is the perfect explain of action is louder than language, the amount of pressure on Eddie after that big impact threat is huge. As his love for his niece gets stronger and stronger he is getting even more desperate to get her even though it is his own niece.

Eddie Carbone is a representative of his class, background

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