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.
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.
These ideas also create conflict between Eddie and Rodolpho because, in Eddie's eyes, Rodolpho does not live up to the expectations of what a man should be. Eddie is also jealous of him, because of Rodolpho's relationship with Catherine. "A view from the Bridge" deals with the 'American Dream'; this is that immigrants came from countries, such as Italy, in order to make a better life for themselves. Arthur Miller was concerned with this living through the Depression, which bankrupted his father, and he saw the effects on the ordinary people. The play can be described as a Greek tragedy set in America.
Miller cleverly shows this to bewilder the audience. Eddie the once calm and over-protective man is now showing aggression against his beloved Catherine, his insanity is truly revealed. The end of the play is not expected. Eddie runs at Marco with a knife and out of self-defence Marco stabs Eddie. Eddie dies on the spot.
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.
He loves her like she were his girlfriend and he does not like any men, getting involved or looking at her. However, things are about to change when his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily. It is the Sicilian code of honour that they should be protected. Eddie agrees to shelter them but little does he know that Catherine would fall in love with Rodolpho. Eddie is blinded with insane and jealousy.
I think Eddie is mainly responsible for his own downfall but Catherine could have played some part in causing it because of her getting together with Rodolfo. Eddie never liked Rodolfo from when he first met him he always thought he was weird. Rodolfo also may be responsible for eddies downfall because he never asked eddies permission to get together with her. Marco is Beatrice’s cousin and after Marco and Rodolfo have been in jail they get bailed out and Marco goes after Eddie. Eddie is alone at this stage Marco hits Eddie lunges at Marco with a knife that is meant to kill him.
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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.
Harvesting Illegal immigrants was violating the law, so the Italians lived together were they could trust each other and protect themselves from the outside world. The Play persists around a longshoreman called Eddie. Eddie is the man of the house and is married to Beatrice. The couple have a niece called Catherine. Catherine is not of blood relation to Eddie, however, Catherine had been brought by Eddie and Beatrice because Catherine's mother had died when she was young.