Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

The play “A view from the bridge” is set in Red hook area of New York,

the play was written by a man called Arthur Miller he wrote this

particular play in 1950 at the age of 35. His parents were immigrants

in the United States of America, they had lived a wealthy life this

all went wrong along with the American economy. Arthur Miller worked

as a warehouse man, and in order to save his fees he went to Michigan

University in 1934, to study economics and history. He did a course in

playwriting and this became his ambition, he graduated from Michigan

University in 1938.

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. Throughout the play

Eddie is jealous of Catherine because she is not his little girl

anymore she is turning into a woman.

Eddie is an Italian longshore man working on the New York docks. When

eddies wife’s cousins, Marco and Rodolfo seek refuge, as i...

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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.

Beatrice tells Eddie to stop but Eddie ignores her like he does

throughout the whole play. Then as the knife is in eddies hand it is

grabbed by Marco turned and drove into eddies body, within two minutes

Eddie carbone is dead.
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