They have entered into a community that not only bought their willingness for work into the country but a community dominated by the unwritten law of the Sicilian moral code. Eddie and Marco are both deeply committed to the code of their society and it is their deep belief in this which leads to the tragic outcome of the play. It is because of Eddies and Marcos interpretation of the Sicilian Moral Code that the characters end up fighting Eddie being the patriarch of the family, is used to getting things his own way. Yet throughout the play he sees himself being challenged by the other characters. Two main conflicts arise during this play.
This was because he previously worked in Brooklyn on the docks and his parents were immigrants. He wanted to write about something that had never been written about before. He got the idea from a true story when he heard about a man telling the immigration bureau that he had illegal immigrants living with him. He did this to break up an engagement between one of them. In the play there are many dramatic scenes and themes.
His resignation is revealed as he enquires, “But why should honor outlive honesty?” (V.ii.251). Othello comprehends his crimes, and realizes he does not deserve to be remembered as honorable. Although throughout his life, Othello attempts to overcome prejudices and prove himself a rational human being like others in society, his passion for Desdemona causes him to act monstrously, confirming the biases many already hold against him. His jealous rage is caused by the extreme fear of losing his wife, as well as the fear of being proven to be as inferior as others believe he is. Though he attempts to remain noble and
However it is his limited understanding of what it means to be a man that is the most prominent. Eddie’s perception of what it means to be a man is also connected with his views of women. Eddie’s forbidden love for Catherine is also one of the main driving forces behind the tragedy. The downfall of Eddie Carbone may have eventually occurred even without Marco and Rodolpho coming over from Italy as his love for Catherine was unnatural. Marcos strong belief in the Sicilian codes of conduct cause him to fight Eddie.
When his brother, Frank Hayden, is revealed to be a serial ra... ... middle of paper ... ...law. The law is based on equality, and though it is often misguided in a town of racism, he continues the case against Frank, as he must uphold the word of that law; not only was he choosing to prosecute on behalf of a character who was, in the novel, seen by many as racially inferior, he was prosecuting against his own brother, a man famed for his heroism. In conclusion, Wesley Hayden is a strong character, who consistently upholds his morals in the faces of racial and sexual inequality. Despite superficial weakness, that of his limp, he was a stronger sheriff than his son saw him to be. He was morally sound, and was a respectful character.
A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller Alfieri is a lawyer who works for the Sicilian community in Brooklyn. He opens the play with a very exposing account of what life used to be like and is like in that particular community. The audience knows from that speech everything about Alfieri and about the community in Red Hook. He launches into graphic detail about past bandits and murders and about how justice is very important to the Italians. The community is the 'gullet of New York,´ which is 'swallowing the tonnage of the world.´ This sentence is quite ironic since Red Hook is a fishing town and tonnage is another word for cargo.
One of the dominating races within Red Hook is the Sicilian community, and Alfieri conveys the view that family honor and respect as well are of paramount importance to that community, as well as a general lack of faith in the quality of the American justice system. Alfieri states "Justice is very important here" which demonstrates how revenge on others even if it where outside the law fits in with their cultural values and ethnic beliefs. The old saying "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" gives a very good idea of the community's view of justice. Alfieri is also implying that conflict is inevitable once injustice has been committed as the community is often dissatisfied with the "justice" the law brings they take it into their own hands to find this justice. Arthur Miller himself was charged with contempt by a U.S Court and was faced with the dilemma of choosing to abide by the law, or accept community justice and not "rat" on his friends and family.
No one contradict the accusations even to save a friend or colleague. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, morals and lack thereof are crucial themes in The Crucible, but a rare and special trait in the characters. John Proctor is one character that fully embodies the theme of integrity in The Crucible, but his integrity is buried deep within him. From the moment John Proctor is introduced, Arthur Miller makes it clear that Proctor’s image of himself is distorted in regard to how he is viewed by others. Proctor considers himself a bad person.
People say that doing something to a person that made bad to you is an alternative to get that feeling that he had what he deserved too, but what about if all that retaliation or revenge ends up in bad terms and in bad conditions? We don’t think about reality itself, about what my happen if I do this or what may happen if I do that, but all though thinking ad a human being makes us seek for that interest and that revenge and submission to portray the other person that he did wrong. Some people say that our life is about revenge, that the best revenge in life is keep living and being successful. Making the people who hurt you pay for what they have done is only an option, but we do not really show this, why? Because there are more factors that affect us and become more important for us than our own satisfaction of accomplishing something but we just don’t realize it because it’s something more deep in our souls.
This increasing significance of Marco's role is not at first glance anticipated by Miller's introductory description as physically he appears to the audience as rather solid and the simplicity of the physical description helps to establish Marco as an initially somewhat simple character. However, the instructions that refer to Marco's emotions are more complex; "suspicious" and "tender"might appear contrasting, especially when juxtaposed contextually. However, with a Sicilian male typical attitude, they seem more compatible. Marco is reduced to tears at the prospect of sending his family money, and later will commit the arguably transgress act of murdering a man who had been his host, so acute is his anger on behalf of his starving, dependent family: "My wife- My wife- I want to send right away maybe twenty dollars." Marco almost ... ... middle of paper ... ...ene is seen as a good man who is in charge of his family, and Marco, a "simple" Sicilian, who just came to America and was invited into the family by Eddie himself, is very exciting for the audience.