Eddie's Death in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

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Eddie's Death in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

Arthur Miller described this play as being "the slum that faces the

bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge…the gullet of New York"

Arthur Miller was born on October 1915, in New York City. His parents

were both immigrants to the USA. Miller's family lived in prosperity

due to the success of his father's clothing manufacturing business.

However as the clothing manufacturing collapse, the family became

bankrupt, with the American Economy as a whole following the Wall

Street crash. Following the Wall Street crash, Miller worked as a

longshoreman in New York's Brooklyn harbour. He experienced "a

dangerous and mysterious world at the water's edge that drama and

literature had never touched" and discovered the "waterfronts was the

Wild West, a desert beyond the law." The bay were populated and worked

by people who were immigrants. They were poorly paid exploited by

their bosses.

Miller's family fled to the USA in hope for work, wealth and security

that their home country could not guarantee. During the days studying

at Michigan University, Arthur Miller followed a course of playwright

and this gradually became his primary ambition. He graduated in 1938

and work as a journalist. One of his most famous play is "A View from

the Bridge". The play consists of drama, justice and bloody death.

A View from the Bridge is a modern tragedy set in 1950's Brooklyn

about a man's obsession with his niece, and what that obsession

ultimately brings about.

Eddie Carbone, the protagonist of the play is also the antagonist.

Eddie Capone is an Italian longshoreman who earns his money from...

... middle of paper ... role in the changes of many

cities. He cluttered the communities with a bad reputation. He made

them into a lawless community, a community with no law.

In my opinion and the evidences above displaying the characters which

could influence the death of Eddie Capone, I think that Eddie was

responsible for his own death. Eddie's desire and lasciviousness for

Catherine and his hatred toward the brother caused him to define his

"bloody death". Eddie is responsible for his own death because he

ultimately is fighting against himself with his desires for his niece.

Although this performance was very predictable from the start based on

the fact that the introduction of the play was delivered in a form of

a chorus, displaying the fate of the play and its characters, I think

that the play was very enjoyable in interesting.
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