In A View From The Bridge, Show How The Audience's Opinion Of Eddie

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In A View From The Bridge, Show How The Audience's Opinion Of Eddie Changes. In A View From The Bridge, Show How The Audience's Opinion Of Eddie Changes. Refer To The Dramatic Effects Of A Few Key Scenes A View From The Bridge is a play by Arthur Miller. It was first produced as a one-act play in verse in 1955, and had the name of An Italian Tragedy. The play is rooted in the late 1940's when Miller became interested in the works and lives of the communities of the longshoremen of New York's Brooklyn Bridge where he had previously worked. He mentioned it in his autobiography Timebends as 'waterfront was the Wild West, a desert beyond the law', where was populated and worked by people who came to America seeking the 'American Dream', wealth, work and security which their own countries could not guarantee. This play was set in the 1950's, and at that time America was seen as the land of opportunity for many people, to start a new life, escape their past or just for a change, people believed America held the key. However this was not the case, as immigrants often lived in the most run down parts of town and found themselves out of work and with little money to live on the or send their families at home. Miller was concerned with this living through the depression, which bankrupted his father, and he saw the effects on the ordinary people. It was during this time that Miller heard a story from one of his lawyer friend of 'a longshoremen who had "ratted" to the immigration bureau on two brothers, his own relatives, who were living illegally in his very home, in order to break an engagement between one of them and his niece. ' This story became the model of A View From The Bridge when he paid a visit to Sicily and saw the awkward situation of the Italians without work and food, combined with his own experiences of Italian immigrant workers in Brooklyn. Miller also wanted this play to be a modern version of a Greek Tragedy, in which a central character is led by fate towards an inevitable destiny; thus when the final version of A View From The Bridge was published in 1956, he retained much of the content of the verse but transformed it into prose. In this essay I shall discuss how the audience's opinion of the central character of the play, Eddie Carbone, changes and the factors that influence them. In the opening scene, when Eddie first appears on stage, the way he
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