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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