There is a lot of blame to go around in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare but in the end, Friar Laurence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. He agrees to marry them, which Romeo took as an act of approval for his and Juliet’s relationship. He also mapped out risky plans that he could have taken more caution when executing. Lastly, he was too wrapped up in the fact that their relationship could bring the Montagues and the Capulets together after too many years of conflict to see that the relationship would bring many dangers and that he should have at least attempted to slow it down. Friar Laurence was a role model to Romeo whether he knew it or not.
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.
He is the symbolic bridge between American law and tribunal laws. Alfieri, an Italian-American, is true to his ethnic identity. He is a well-educated man who studies and respects American law, but is still loyal to Italian customs. The play told from the viewpoint of Alfieri, the view from the bridge between American and Italian cultures who attempts to objectively give a picture of Eddie Carbone and the Brooklyn community. Alfieri represents the difficult stretch, embodied in the Brooklyn Bridge, from small ethnic communities filled with dock labourers to the disparate cosmopolitan wealth and intellectualism of Manhattan.
His roots are from Italy however he is living in America as a lawyer this shows he is part of the Italian community however his logic and justice is like the Americans. This gives an impression that he is yet not part of his community. He could not be biased as he is an outsider. The atmosphere he brings to the play here is an informative and... ... middle of paper ... ...ene of high tension. This is like a eulogy, as it looks back over Eddie's life.
He is very abrupt in his reply "no, no Abby. That's don... ... middle of paper ... ...death in order to keep his good name. In her last line; Elizabeth has now developed as a character and can proudly give John the forgiveness he dreamed of, "He have his goodness now". As the play draws to an end the audience feel a sense of sadness towards John for the false accusation made against him but at the same time he died with everything out in the open he no longer had to live a lie. The audience would have felt pity towards Elizabeth and slight resentment as she was the only person with the power to save him but at the same time she set his spirit free and let him keep his name, which was what he wanted.
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.
Although fate played a significant role in the star-crossed lovers' downfall, Romeo and Juliet paid the consequences of their dreadful decisions due to their reckless rebellion which eventually led to their catastrophic ending. In the first few events that happened in the play, the readers have already seen some poor choices Romeo and Juliet made that eventually led to their death. After Romeo learned that Juliet is a Capulet, an enemy of his family, he still chose to go back to the Capulet's house after the party hoping to see a glimpse of her as he asked himself "Can I go forward when my heart is [in the Capulet's]?" (II.i.1-2). Romeo's words reveal that he found the love of his life.
I’m not here to argue whether there is poverty in America or not, but to tell you that there happens to be people out there who struggle. Sure American Citizens are better off than others in foreign countries, but some Americans fight the same battle as the others. The struggle to achieve the “American Dream” is very hard and not many get the opportunity to live it. Many low-income families who seek the same goal of getting out of poverty never manage to get out. It sounds bad, but not many may go to college due to money being tight and thus they work a minimum paying job and live in the cheapest housing affordable.
Romeo met the love of his life at the ball, but little did he know, he was giving up his life to be with her. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet go through a lot of issues together; which leads to them killing themselves, in hopes of staying together forever. Although the two killed themselves, they are not to blame for their deaths. In the play, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse should both be punished, and Romeo should be pardoned for his actions. Romeo’s biggest reason for jumping into things in his relationship with Juliet too fast was all because of Friar Lawrence.
The Italians on the other hand worked in America then went back to Italy as soon as they could. However, there was one factor linking almost all the immigrants together and that was their economic situation. While many people found work quickly, they were still very poor and consequently they did not have many options when it came to housing forcing many immigrants into tenement housing. Tenement houses were substandard but cheap living usually centered in the poor parts of town. They were poorly ventilated, badly lit and had terrible sanitation.