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. In this scene I will analyse how Eddie tries to complain to Marco about Rodolpho going out and coming home late at night with Catherine.
So, Hamlet is only acting mad in order to plan his revenge on Claudius. In order for Hamlet to carry out his goal of revenge, he had to be totally sane. In Act I, he is warned by the ghost not to go mad and not to harm his mother. If Hamlet were truly mad, he would have done many unorthodox acts, which would only wreck his plan of getting revenge. There can be no such thing as restrained insanity.
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. Trouble begins when his wife’s niece, Catherine, is attracted to the glamorous younger brother, Rodolfo.
Many of the immigrants were illegal, and so if anyone were to go to the immigration bureau and inform them, they would be shipped back to their country with no money, but with a family to feed. So for anyone to do this would be a great insult to the Italian community. This is one of the main aspects of the play, betrayal. Arthur miller makes it clear early in the play how it would affect someone who would betray their family, when Eddie tells Catherine the story of Vinny Bolzano, the story of a boy who deceived his uncle and told the immigration bureau. "They spit on him on the street", "you'll never see him again" this gives a great understanding of how deceitful it is and how someone would become a victim of family and community.
Eddies guilt is demonstrated in stage directions when Miller writes "He lunges to Marco", which shows that he started the fight. However, when he springs a knife into his hands", he scares Marco, who then kills him without thinking because he is frightened. A speech that proves Eddie's guilt is when he says "Yeah Marco, Eddie Carbone, Eddie Carbone, Eddie Carbone." He replies to Marco in an offensive way, this results in him being killed, and he is to blame for his own death. Miller has written this play in a complex way to prove that Marco and Eddie are both partially guilty, because there is proof of innocence and guilt for each character.
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 of her husband, Eddie and their niece, Catherine.
Eddie is blinded with insane and jealousy. In the end he commits an unforgivable crime to get rid of Rodolpho, even though the consequences were that he will be a hated outcast from his community. Eddie informs on Marco and Rodolpho to the authorities. Marco and Rodolpho are arrested but when Marco gets out on bail he murders Eddie. In the scene where we meet Eddie, Catherine and Beatrice: Eddie and one of his workmates, Louis, have just finished their job and are going home.
When Beatrice and Catherine set the table for dinner, they convince Eddie to let Catherine take a job as a stenographer down by the docks but Eddie didn’t want her to take the job because he thinks the men will take advantage of her and he wants Catherine to finish college. Eddie informs Beatrice that her cousins Marco and Rodolpho will be arriving early from Italy. Beatrice and Eddie plan to hide Marco and Rodolpho while they work in the country illegally to send money back home. Marco and Rodolpho arrive at the house and a brief reunion. Marco tells the Carbone family that he has three children and a wife back home that he will be sending money to.
Many innocent people were arrested because of their views against democracy. Although Sacco and Vanzetti were on trial for murder, their beliefs of how society should be run was the main focus in the trial. Nicola Sacco and Barolmeo Vanzetti arrived in America as Italian immigrants in 1908. Sacco was seventeen working at a shoe... ... middle of paper ... ... the second trial which included both Sacco and Vanzetti, Thayer said to reporters, "Did you ever see a case in which so many leaflets and circulars have been spread...saying people couldn't get a fair trial in Massachusetts? You wait till I give my charge to the jury, I'll show them!".
This is not easy for the Athenians and people like the Athenians because they are known to take action quickly. Oedipus tries to problem solve the situation and take the fate into his own hands; however, his attempts continue to push him into his fate. The power to avoid such a fate is out of human's hands and most certainly out of the Athenian's hands. In this case free will did not exist because the fate of these characters lay in the hands of the gods. Oedipus' innocence was proclaimed by his continuous attempts to change his fate, which after all could not be changed.