Like most Italian men in the 1950's, he migrated to America to gain employment. This was probably done illegally and this lays the basis of the play and the unravelling of events, down to illegal migration. Eddie and Beatrice are married. Beatrice's nice Catherine, stays with them. The problems leading up to Eddie's death began when Beatrice's cousins Marco and Rodolpho (brothers) come to stay with them, they are illegal immigrants.
Eddie Carbone is the main character in the play, at the start of the play he is a very popular hardworking man then towards the end of the play he becomes a very angry distressed and jealous, and eventually loses his life by getting stabbed by his own knife. Eddie is mainly responsible for his own downfall because he didn’t want Catherine (his niece) to get married to her lover, Rodolfo. Rodolfo and Marco (his brother) are staying with the Carbones as illegal immigrants. Eddie becomes angry because he believes that Rodolfo is taking Catherine away from him this leads him to betray his family by reporting them to the immigration bureau. I think that “A view from the bridge” is a tragedy because of eddies extreme downfall, he dies because of one mistake.
(80) Many Italian families are a major influence on the organized crime melting pot. Families such as the Colombo's, the Gambino's, the Bannanno's, and the Luchesse's have migrated from Italy, and play an important role in the organized crime system. (Worsnop 267) The Colombo family, which consists of approximately 100 members is currently led by Victor Orena. Victor is currently acting as boss due to the absence of Carmine Persico, who is serving a prison sentence for racketeering. (268) The Colombo families main activities include loan sharking, gambling, smuggling, and narcotics.
If someone decided to become a Stool Pigeon and grass on their own people, that person was ostracized. This story is about a man called Eddie Carbone who is an Italian Longshoreman working on the New York Docks in the 1940's. When his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolfo seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins when his wife's niece, Catherine is attrac... ... middle of paper ... ...xcept an apologie that was un necessary. However even in the end Eddie refused to compromise and stop this tragic conclusion to the play.
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.
The Opening Scene of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View from the Bridge' is a dramatic play about two illegal immigrants, who travel from Italy to the Red Hook slum in New York and stay with their relatives-The Carbones. The play ends tragically with the death of Eddie Carbone and the play shows how the family are split up by jealousy, betrayal and mistrust. It is set during the aftermath of The Great Depression in the 1930s. The play was written in 1955 by the playwright Arthur Miller, who worked as a longshoreman in 1940 in Brooklyn. This play can be classed as a tragedy because the protagonist dies at the end.
Furthermore, Hamlet’s procrastination plays a huge role in the play. Because of Hamlet’s procrastination he causes many unnecessary deaths throughout the play. The examples of madness, sarcasm, suicide, and procrastination mentioned earlier shows what kind of person Hamlet is. However, Hamlet’s procrastination/indecision was a fatal flaw. Since Hamlet took ages to take his revenge, he gave Claudius to make plans of his own—Claudius’s own plan to have Hamlet killed.
For two years during the 1940s Miller worked in the shipyards of Brooklyn with other Italians, experiencing first-hand the poor pay and exploitation of workers, as well as gaining an inside knowledge of the illegal immigration scheme running. He heard many of the longshoremen’s real-life stories, a number of which became inspiration for many of his plays - including ‘A View From The Bridge’. In Miller’s autobiography ‘Time Bends’, he narrates the dream a friend of his had about an attraction he felt for his cousin; yet refused to accept there was any truth in Miller’s interpretation that the man may have wanted an incestuous relationship with his cousin. During his time as a dockworker, Miller also heard the story of a longshoreman who had become a social pariah after betraying his family and the Sicilian code when he reported his own relatives to the Immigration Authorities because of a relationship he saw forming between one of the immigrants a... ... middle of paper ... ...s and situations which evolve throughout the performance. He helps to develop our awareness of what the effect of these events are.
Marco tells the Carbone family that he has three children and a wife back home that he will be sending money to. Rodolpho is the younger blond... ... middle of paper ... ... sight of a man destroying himself, while those around him are as powerless as the audience to prevent it. This is hinted at by the beginning of the play. This play shows a whole range of emotions and tackles many issues such as The American Dream, Justice, Law and family Honour. In the end I thought that because Eddie and Catherine cared deeply for each other this led to Eddie being jealous of Rodolpho and over protective of Catherine, which split the relationship between Catherine and Eddie but also led towards the death of Eddie.
Trouble begins when his niece, Catherine becomes attracted to the younger of the two immigrants, Rodolfo and Eddie’s desires for his niece drives him to his own destruction. The play is set in New York in the 1950s in an Italian immigrant community. This essay will explore the different meanings of the title and how it is significant. The bridge is a metaphor. A bridge connects two places together but keeps them separate.