Eddie notices that the law cannot deal with everything he knows this by what Alfieri said to him. Arthur Miller shows the characters by he does actually feel sympathy for him during the play, Alfieri has a very strong role and to remain objective all the way through the play. Miller shows the audiences that Alfieri did really feel sorry for Eddie at the end of the play, and also makes the audiences think about the concepts as they finish writing the play. Right at the end of the play Eddie ends up trying to
The audience feel a great sense of tragedy as the death of the lovers would not have happened if they had an extra few minutes. Shakespeare succeeds to create an impending sense of tragedy and foreboding by using a variety of successful devices. For example, he wrote in different moods within a scene, also he included a very important prologue at the beginning of the play. Furthermore, Shakespeare’s adds to his technique by writing parallels and echoes to portray this important sense of foreboding. All of the contrasting styles which Shakespeare adopts in his writing contribute to the tension building in this outstanding play.
Creating Tension and Presenting the Themes in A View from the Bridge Miller uses the climax of act 1 to create tension for the audience through the acting and the situation the characters are in, and to present the key themes of the play to the audience. Firstly, he uses dramatic irony to give the audience an insight into how the story is going to end, which creates frustration and tension for them, as although they can see how the story is developing, the characters can’t, this ties in with the theme of a Greek tragedy where there is a predestined conclusion. He uses the fact that in the 1950’s and especially in dockside and urban households, masculinity and being the ‘man of the house’ was a huge part of family life. He combines this with Eddies desire to control and obsession with authority, to put the audience on a knife-edge, as to when one of the characters will lose control and lash out. Miller also expands on the situation of relationships in the play, both within the family, and outside.
The audience, due to the dramatic irony, knew that in continuing his searches, Oedipus would lead to his own downfall. Sophocles’ use of dramatic irony in his drama not only effects how the audience reacts to his tragedy, but
He introduces more dramatic irony, a significant dramatic device in the play, and leaves the audience hanging in expectation. The prologue sets the scene and notifies the audience of the content of the play and notifies the audience of the families and the fury between the two, “From an ancient grudge break to new mutiny”. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in the prologue to inform us of Romeo and Juliet, “star-cross’d lovers,” it informs us of how they are ill-fated and it is predestined that their love will end in tragedy. At the very beginning of the play we meet Sampson and Gregory, servants of Capulet and also Abram and Balthasar, servants of Montague. They argue and this leads to a fight and so we are immediately shown the rivalry between the two families, the hatred being so strong it is even passed down to the servants of the families.
He helps to develop our awareness of what the effect of these events are. It is clear also that Miller has used Alfieri quite intentionally as a way through which to express some of his views, his main ambition being to prove to people that the death of a low-born character is equally as tragic as the death of a high-born one. He clearly accomplishes this in ‘A View From The Bridge’. Alfieri is not only used to enhance the audience’s understanding of the play but also to create a structure, distinguishing between the two acts. Effectively Alfieri is the view from the bridge; he sits and watches the events unfold, watching helplessly as Eddie walks closer and closer to the other side, knowing what the tragic outcome will be, yet remaining powerless to prevent it.
In the play, Alfieri also provides characters with the insight they could need, which is also a characteristic of the chorus. He does this with Eddie, persuading him to stop quarrelling with Marco when they were jailed. Alfieri as a narrator also makes the audience become more involved while he p... ... middle of paper ... ...t as I read the play I sensed that Alfieri didn’t care much about what happened. He seemed like an apathetic bystander, waiting himself for this accident to happen. In the quote “...to meet a lawyer or a priest on the street is unlucky”, he seems quite self-effacing and sorry for himself.
During the Second World War Miller moved to New York where he began writing plays. A View from the bridge was written in 1955, it was partly based on the idea that his parents were both immigrants into the United States. When writing the play Miller was trying to create a real life story, concerning a tragedy of ordinary people. In the late 1940’s Miller became interested in the workers of New York’s Brooklyn Harbour, which was where he had previously worked. Writing this play allowed him to express his feelings towards poorly paid workers; most of whom were immigrants.
From the reaction of other characters it is clear that their marriage is going to cause disruption throughout the play because they act so strongly against it. The action and the themes introduced by Shakespeare in Act one Scene one, are very important as they set the scene for the rest of the play and they give the audience an insight to the characters and the events that are to come. Iagos scheming nature and his jealousy are introduced which leads him to the revenge and corruption which is one of the causes of the downfall of the other characters and that tragic events that take place.
In this play he uses dramatic irony is several scenes. Again dramatic irony is when audience knows something the main character does not. In this piece the irony of being blind and being able to see physically but not being able to see the truth of your own life is the causation of this entire play. The plague he bring to his land and cursing himself by making a vow to find the killer and destroy him is ironic but at the same time the audience sees drama since they know he has cursed himself and is out to destroy himself.