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Tension in Miller's A View from the Bridge

- Tension in Miller's A View from the Bridge In class, recently we have been reading: "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller. We have been exploring his magnificent techniques in being able to show the immense tensions between a family and his excellent ways of using this to grab the audience. After reading "A View From a Bridge", I found it amazing how Miller shows how tense Eddie's world is and how he surrounds the family with this cramped world, creating such immense tension. In my opinion I think that the setting and time is perfect to match the situations and to build up on the dramatic atmosphere....   [tags: Miller View From Bridge]

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A View From The Bridge - Questions and Answers

- A View From The Bridge:  Questions and Answers           “Eddie has rather strict old-world notions of decorum”. Find some evidence to support this.   How does traditional cultural values come into conflict with modern values in the play?   In the play, Miller explores both written and unwritten laws. Make 2 lists under these headings to see how many you can come up with.  The conditions/difficulties faced by migrants are explored in this play. What are they?    In what ways are physical, emotional/personal conflict explored in the play....   [tags: View From The Bridge Essays]

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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

- Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's The View From The Bridge Eddie is a simple person who is a victim of circumstances but he also contributes to his downfall. I am going to start with his Sicilian background because I believe that this is one of the most important things that motivates Eddie. Coming from a Sicilian background Eddie believed that the man should be the leader of the household and that everything goes by him first concerning his family and that he should be very manly and stand up for those close to him....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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The Breakdown of the Carbone family in A View From The Bridge

- Trace the Breakdown of the Carbone family in A View From The Bridge New York in the 1940’s the United States welcomed immigrants from all over Europe but especially Italy, the only problem with these immigrants was, most where illegal. The Italians, starved from the depression of World War One fled their homes and sometimes families for a better life in America. This often worked because the areas where you went to live often contained more people of the same race and as they say ‘blood is thicker than water’ to these people so one person wouldn’t tell on another for hiding or being an illegal immigrant....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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Tension in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge

- Tension in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge The whole of this play involves symbolism, on many different levels. The end scene, in which Eddie takes his own life with his own knife, is symbolic of the self-destructive nature that led to such an ending. As Arthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek tragedy´ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie’s sexuality, which drove him to his drastic actions and eventually death. During the confrontation earlier in the play Marco raised a chair like a weapon, symbolic of the fight yet to come....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays]

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A View From The Bridge

- A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller clearly uses different aspects of his play “A view from the bridge” to create dramatic tension. His central character Eddie is the person around who has a great deal of conflict revolving around him. He creates a lot of tensions and each scene of conflict becomes stronger than one before. He lives with his wife and her niece Catherine. Eddie is very protective of Catherine and wants her to get a good education. He also seems to be in love with Catherine but refuses to face this fact at any stage in the play even when Beatrice, his wife, points it out to him clearly....   [tags: English Literature]

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A View From The Bridge - What makes a view from the Bridge 'good'

- A View From The Bridge - What makes a view from the Bridge 'good' theatre.What techniques does Miller use to create dramatic impact and meaning. Question 2: What makes a view from the Bridge 'good' theatre. What techniques does Miller use to create dramatic impact and meaning Miller uses very clever techniques throughout 'A View from the Bridge'. As most of his plays will show you, he likes to focus his work on different groups in society. In this particular play, he writes about Latino Americans, and there struggle to survive in the Bronx....   [tags: English Literature]

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A View From Teh Bridge

- A View from the Bridge - Carbone family and community in scene 1 [-red-] Eddie is very protective of Catherine. Eddie seems very concerned as to the welfare of Catherine. "Where you goin' all dressed up?" "where you goin'?" "whats going on?" "I think its too short ain't it?" Eddie doesn't want Catherine to grow up "you're walking wavy!" He is concerned that she might get sexually assaulted or may be taken advantage of by men. Catherine disapproves of his protectiveness and nearly starts to cry "almost in tears because she disapproves"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Justice and Law in A View From The Bridge

- In "a view from the Bridge", justice and law are not presented as being synonymous. The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller shows the tragic demise of its protagonist "Eddie Carbone" and towards his demise we are presented with two different yet similar concepts; justice and the law. Although the two words usually stand side by side, "A view from the Bridge" shows how they are sometimes not synonymous with one another through: a belief in communal law or community values, the American system of justice and the analogy of settling for half....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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A view from the bridge – Arthur Miller

- A view from the bridge – How does Arthur Miller A view from the bridge – How does Arthur Miller prepare the audience for the dramatic events at the end of the play. Arthur Miller was born in New York City on the 17th of October 1915. The son of a small businessman, Miller worked in a warehouse after graduating from high school. When he saved enough money he attended the University of Michigan. 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....   [tags: English Literature]

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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller is based on a real Brooklyn community in New York, which is largely about Italian immigrants in USA in the 1940s/50s. The overall story line is very true to life as many immigrants were entering America illegally and this still happens today in America and in other countries like United Kingdom. Immigrants were forced to hide and keep quiet because if they were discovered they would be deported back to their original country....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller

- A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE We have been studying 'A view from the Bridge' which has been written by Arthur Miller. This is the story of Eddie Carbone who is an Italian American who lives with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine, When Beatrice's cousins Marco and Rodolpho, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to give them shelter. Catherine falls in love with Rodolpho, which creates trouble. Eddie's jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Italian community....   [tags: English Literature]

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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller The following essay is about how people reacted to Arthur Miller's play and what his intentions where and if he got the desired effect on people. Firstly let me start of by telling you about the intentions of writers, Arthur Miller's intentions in particular. A writer intends to grip the audience so people will read or view there work. Arthur Miller intended to grip the audience by telling you a story of illegal immigrants and how they could affect a person's life....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The final moments of Act One are some of the most tense and dramatic in the entire play, and thus they need to be emphasized in such a way that the audience understand their significance and start anticipating the next act. A director must be careful in doing this, to avoid overdoing the drama and therefore making the production seem unrealistic. In this scene, the whole Carbone family - Eddie, Beatrice, Catherine, Marco and Rodolpho - are in the living room of the Red Hook apartment....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

- Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Works Cited Missing I have chosen pages 40-42 from the part where Eddie says "You never seen a fight, did you?" to Marco, in the centre of page 40. This is a fight scene, in which Eddie "teaches" Rodolfo how to box. He begins by making fun of Rodolfo's attempt. This then leads to the two lightly boxing, until Eddie hits Rodolfo hard, so he staggers....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge by J.B. Priestley

- A View From the Bridge by J.B. Priestley The relationship between Eddie and Catherine is very tight. Although Eddie is not Catherine's father, he is a very strong father figure to her and the man of the house. Eddie is very protective of Catherine in both positive and negative ways. "I took out of my own mouth to give to her; I took out of my own mouth." Eddie really loves and cares for Catherine, and will do anything to protect and look after her, but his love for her is obsessive and possessive....   [tags: Papers]

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Catalysts In ?A View From The Bridge? And ?The Glass Menagerie?

- Just as in science, a catalyst speeds up the rate of the chemical reaction; in literature, a catalyst is a person, idea or event that initiates and develops the conflict of the story. In “A View from the Bridge” and “The Glass Menagerie”, the catalysts used are introduced at different points in the plays and play different roles. In “ A View from the Bridge”, Rodolpho, the catalyst, is introduced in the exposition, and plays a major role in the play. He initiates the conflict by being attracted to Catherine, and by the fact that Catherine is attracted to him as well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Audience Reactions to Eddie Carbon in A View from the Bridge

- Audience Reactions to Eddie Carbon in A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller wrote a book called ‘A view from the Bridge’. He was born In New-York 1945. Miller twice won the Drama Critics award and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer prizes. When Arthur Miller lived in New-York he the wrote ‘A view from the Bridge’, he was inspired to write this book is when he saw how the relatives of illegal immigrants treated them. He probably saw some illegal immigrant getting treated badly by his relatives and were reported to the immigration Bureau and sent back to his country....   [tags: Papers]

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Examine the role of Alfieri in A view from the bridge. Comment on

- Examine the role of Alfieri in A view from the bridge. Comment on his dramatic function in the play and his role as both character and commentator. This essay will explore the different roles that Alfieri takes on in 'A view from the bridge. I will comment on how he uses his role as both commentator and character to create dramatic tension in the play. A view from the bridge is a play set in the late 1940s and is based in the rural streets of Brooklyn harbour, New York. Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks and lives with his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Opening Scene of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- The Opening Scene of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View from the Bridge' is a dramatic play about two illegal immigrants, who travel from Italy to the Red Hook slum in New York and stay with their relatives-The Carbones. The play ends tragically with the death of Eddie Carbone and the play shows how the family are split up by jealousy, betrayal and mistrust. It is set during the aftermath of The Great Depression in the 1930s. The play was written in 1955 by the playwright Arthur Miller, who worked as a longshoreman in 1940 in Brooklyn....   [tags: Papers]

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How I Would Direct A View From The Bridge

- How I Would Direct 'A View From The Bridge' In this essay, I will explain how Arthur Miller creates tension and suspense in 'A View From The Bridge' by explaining the dramatic devices, props, characters etc. In 'A View From The Bridge', Arthur Miller employs various techniques to generate dramatic tension and to hold the audiences' interest. The playwright uses the setting, characters, stage directions, props, lighting, language, and setting as the main sources of drama. The characters are a vital element in the play, and are the basis of the drama....   [tags: Drama]

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Analysis of A View from a Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Analysis of A View from a Bridge by Arthur Miller Arthur Miller was the author of the play “A view from a bridge.” He was born on the 17th of October in New York City. He later published the book in 1955. The Story was set in New York Cit Red Hook. The story is brought out by so many things such as, characters, themes, stage directions and effects to get the points across to the audience and how he set the structure out. His first play was set as one act and later changed to two it also was a Greek tragedy at first and then changed to American....   [tags: Papers]

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Miller's Use of the First Scene in A View From the Bridge

- Miller's Use of the First Scene in A View From the Bridge Miller uses the first scene of the play to prepare the audience for the dramatic conclusion of the play to good effect. He uses dramatic irony and fore shading to give the audience hints on what will later happen in the play, the audience also knows what is going to happen because he follows the rules of a Greek tragedy. Millar makes you realise how important justice, law, family and community are by what the characters talk about in the first scene....   [tags: Papers]

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The Contrasting of America and Italy in A View from the Bridge

- The Contrasting of America and Italy in A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge presents many different views of America, not only do you see America through the eyes of an Immigrant but also through the eyes of the regular working people, for instance the longshoremen. Within Alfieri's speech, we get our first ideas of what America was like for Eddie, Beatrice and Catherine. The speech highlights, cultural connections 'Frankie Yale himself was cut precisely in half by a machine gun on the corner of Union Street' this shows the influence and grip the Mafia had over American Culture in the 1950's....   [tags: English Literature]

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Alfieri in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller

- Alfieri in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller In the play 'A View From The Bridge' the character of Alfieri is not widely used as a person in the play, but as a narrator and as a scene divider The play is actually only divided up into 2 acts rather than scenes. Alfieri is the mechanism by which the play unfolds. Readers can relate to Alfieri for many reasons. They can respect his opinion, he is a Lawyer, but they can also like his character and can connect with his position in the play....   [tags: Papers]

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Dramatic Excitement in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

- Dramatic Excitement in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge In this essay I am going to analyse the scene at the end of Act 1 of 'A View from the Bridge' and demonstrate how Arthur Miller, the best playwright of his time makes it dramatically exciting. I am also going to be writing about the three most important dramatic devices used by Arthur Miller which are use of the narrator, (Alfieri) dialogue and stage directions. Arthur Miller starts off by showing us that Alfieri is a lawyer and is going to have the job of a narrator in the play....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller "A View from the Bridge," is a play by Arthur Miller. The scene is down town New York along the fore shore and involves Eddie Carbone, an Italian Longshoreman, his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine. When his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins, as his wife's niece Catherine, is attracted to Rodolfo. Eddie's baffled jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Sicilian community....   [tags: Papers]

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Tragedy in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Tragedy in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller "A View From The Bridge" is a play written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was born in New York 1915. This play is about a family, which lives in America. They are bringing their relatives to America as immigrants who are going to live with them. But bringing them is not a good idea because by bringing them the normality of the play is going to change into tragedy. Tragedy is a serious medieval narrative or narrative poem written in an elevated style and typically dealing with the downfall of an important or powerful person....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller

- Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller The character of Eddie is linked to historical context by the poverty in Europe, the immigration into America and the Italian 'Man of The house' profile. The American Dream tells us about why the immigrants are coming to America, The American Dream believed in plenty of jobs, money and Streets paved with gold. "But as long as you owe them money they'll get you plenty of work" The reality is different, A view from the bridge tells us that there were a lot of jobs available but only if you were paying someone back and if you weren't "you'll have to scrounge like the rest of us" you'll have to search for them....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie in J.B. Priestley's The View from the Bridge

- Eddie in J.B. Priestley's The View from the Bridge In this essay, I will be answering and covering all aspects of the question above whilst holding and delivering a personal view. I will also go over arguments that could be used against my opinions. My overall answer to the question above is that Eddie didn't deserve to die. 'This one's name is Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman working the docks from Brooklyn Bridge to the breakwater where the open sea begins.' This is the introduction given to the main character of the story....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Alfieri in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- The Role of Alfieri in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge In the play Alfieri acts like a Bridge between the community and the laws of America. This is shown when Eddie goes to talk about his feelings because of Rodolfo and wants to send him back to Italy but just then Alfieri explains the laws to Eddie and tells him that there is nothing illegal about Rodolfo and Catherine being together. Alfieri tells us that the themes of the play are Passion and Jealousy and that a case like Eddies doesn't come all the time....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller - Catherine's diary

- A view from the bridge- Arthur miller Catherine's diary September 18th 1937 Y' know I was sitting down today and Eddie comes in from work, looked really tired. I had just dressed in my new dress that I bought for my new job and I had done my hair in a different style, it looked really good. I asked him what he thought of it, and do you know what he said. He said the skirt was too short and the heels were too attention drawing. He even told me I'm walking wavy and that he doesn't like the way I have been attracting looks from the people in the shops, I told him they look at every girl that way but this only seemed to infuriate him more....   [tags: English Literature]

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Eddie in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Eddie in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Eddie Carbone is a working class Longshoreman who lives in Red Hook Brooklyn and is a bitter man. Eddie is the focal point, everything rests on Eddie’s reaction to events. At first this is relatively minor, for example will he or wont he allow Catherine (Eddie and Beatrice’s niece) to take the job at the plumbing company. This soon becomes critical, will he or won’t he understand that he cannot keep Catherine to him self, he must allow her to live her own life....   [tags: Papers]

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How does Eddie Carbone bring fate upon himself?

- Subject : How does Eddie Carbone brings fate upon himself. Many immigrants saw America as a land of opportunities, golden land. The view from the bridge ======================== Subject : How does Eddie Carbone brings fate upon himself. Many immigrants saw America as a land of opportunities, “golden land”. For these migrants America provided everything, which their native countries couldn’t offer them. It was a break from poverty and constant starvation. They all came to find their fortune, but what they found were barriers to good paying jobs because of language and culture....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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

- 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....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Ways that Miller Makes Use of Places in A View from the Bridge

- The Ways that Miller Makes Use of Places in A View from the Bridge In ‘A view from the bridge’ the author, Arthur Miller, makes use of places in the play in a number of different ways. The way Miller as a writer describes these places in the text and the overall effect this has on the play; as well as how scenery has been utilised at the Queens Theatre production. The places mentioned in the play also have an effect on the different characters and the specific issues that Arthur Miller raises through these places in the tone of the text....   [tags: Papers]

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A view from the bridge is set in New York City in the 1950s.

- A view from the bridge is set in New York City in the 1950s. Arthur Miller was born October 17th 1915 in New York City. His parents were both immigrants in the United States and were originally from Sicily. Arthur’s father had a successful business but it collapsed, along with the American economy as a whole, Following the Wall Street crash, as a result, Arthur had to work as a warehouseman in order to save his fees before he was able to go to Michigan University in 1934 to study Economics and History....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Dramatic Function of Alfieri in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

- The Dramatic Function of Alfieri in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge The play "A View from the Bridge" was written by Arthur Miller in 1955. He was born in New York and graduated in English in 1938, to become a playwright. The play is set in Red Hook, in the slums of Brooklyn. It is about immigrant workers who are struggling to find work and provide for their families and survive at the same time. In "A View from the Bridge" Alfieri is a character who has been created to explain and comment on the themes and issues that arise in the play, to the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions

- Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions The play A View From The Bridge, which was written by Arthur Miller, is a play, which on the whole, is written in the style of an old Greek tragedy. A Greek tragedy has a chorus (narrator) telling the story from an overhead view and who can see the picture of the play from both sides point of view. In the play A View From The Bridge, the person who plays the chorus is a lawyer called Alfieri who plays a key role in the play mainly when Eddie visits his office for advice on the Rodolpho Catherine situation, he wants to know how he can stop them getting married....   [tags: Papers]

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The play A View from the Bridge is set in the 1940’s in a place called

- The play A View from the Bridge is set in the 1940’s in a place called Red Hook in America. Arthur Miller is the writer of this play ‘A View from the Bridge’ The play ‘A View from the Bridge’ is set in the 1940’s in a place called Red Hook in America. Arthur Miller is the writer of this play and he has been quoted as saying that this play is based on a lot of his own personal experiences. The culture of Red Hook is a mixture of the newly formed American culture and the Sicilian culture, which has come through immigrants being brought here from Sicily....   [tags: English Literature]

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Why Miller Included the Character of Alfieri in A View From A Bridge

- Why Miller Included the Character of Alfieri in A View From A Bridge The character Alfieri has a very important role in the play " A View From The Bridge." Alfieri acts both as a narrator and commentator but his main function is to offer ideas to the audience to set them thinking about the message of the play. Alfieri is a character in the play and yet his advice is objective and sympathetic. Alfieri is the first character to speak in the play; he therefore sets the scene and informs the audience the background to the action....   [tags: Papers]

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An Atmosphere of Tension in Act One of Miller's A View From the Bridge

- An Atmosphere of Tension in Act One of Miller's A View From the Bridge A View from the Bridge is a well-known play written by Arthur Miller in 1955. It is based on the story of a man named Eddie who is brought up in an Italian family devoted background. He and his wife Beatrice live with his niece Catherine whom he has cared for since she was a child. The story soon heats up when Beatrice's cousins Rodolpho and Marco, illegal immigrants from Italy come to stay with them. The tensions arise when Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love and Eddie realises his true feelings for Catherine, which has devastating consequences and inevitably leads to his tragic death....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Miller Explores the Idea of Justice in A View From The Bridge

- How does Arthur Miller explore the idea of justice in A View From The Bridge. The play ‘A View From The Bridge’ by Arthur Miller is set in the American Sicilian community of Red Hook, in Brooklyn. Community bonds and strong codes of justice are very important in the community. Betrayal of your family or your community is the worst crime you can commit. For instance the story of Vinny Bolzano that Eddie told to Catherine and Beatrice. The story that Eddie told Catherine and Beatrice was the story of Vinny Bolzano....   [tags: English Literature]

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How Arthur Miller Creates Tension in A View From The Bridge

- Show how Arthur Miller creates a tense atmosphere at the end of act one of ‘A View From The Bridge’ In the play ‘A View From The Bridge’ there are many ingredients that finish with the final dish at the end. Usually, when you know the ingredients to a dish, you could guess what it would taste like or look like. Basically, there are many pressure points in the play that lead to the final outcome, and that outcome is very obvious. The audience would not be surprised when they get to the end, many would see it coming from far....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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How Arthur Miller Presents Eddie in A View From A Bridge

- How Arthur Miller Presents Eddie in A View From A Bridge Eddie Carbone is the main character in the play “A View From A Bridge” and I the character that I will talk about in the rest of this essay. The role of Eddie is very complicated, it is of an Italian American longshoreman who is ageing, with a loving wife and a beautiful niece, Catherine; but in his eyes that niece began to seem a little too beautiful. Fear begins to creep up on Eddie as he sees Catherine growing further and further away from him....   [tags: Papers]

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Settling for Half in Arthur Miller's Play a View From the Bridge

- Settling for Half in Arthur Miller's Play a View From the Bridge In this essay I will look at the idea of settling for half. In the play, A View From The Bridge, the idea of settling for half is used many times. This idea makes the play more tragic especially when a certain character doesn't settle for half. To understand what settling for half is we will have to establish what it means. Settling for half is a sort of compromise. Most people would rather settle half than get into trouble like the character Eddie Carbone should have done so therefore people see settling for half as a good thing....   [tags: Papers]

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Unhealthy Relationships in Act 1 of A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Unhealthy Relationships in Act 1 of A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller There are several meanings of the term unhealthy when considering it in context with relationship. But in this essay I will discuss unhealthy as morally unhealthy. I will discuss the relationship between Eddie and Catherine and the effect of Rodolfo, the relation ship of Catherine and Rodolfo and the relationship of Catherine and Beatrice. Catherine and Rodolfo have a seemingly normal relationship but their underlying motives could be viewed as unhealthy....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie's Responsibility for his Own Death in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Eddie's Responsibility for his Own Death in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge The main cause behind Eddie's liability of his own death was his stubborn and inarticulate behaviour; these were the main causes of isolation from his only family. In the opening scene of the play 'A view from the bridge', after Alfieri's speech to the audience, we are shown the strong bond between Eddie and his niece Catherine. Catherine thinks highly of Eddie, 'You like it. I fixed it different....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie's Violent End in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Eddie's Violent End in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Eddie is referred to as a tragic hero. Another example of a tragic hero is Oedipus. Oedipus left home at an early age, as the gods were displeased with his mother. She had performed sins in the eyes of the laws. Upon Oedipus' return his mother, without realising his true identity, fell desperately in love with him. After making love, Oedipus discovered the true nature of their relationship, and was so distraught he cut out his eyes....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie as an Isolated Figure in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

- Eddie as an Isolated Figure in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Eddie Carbone is portrayed as a very isolated man in many ways. He cares a great deal about his niece Catherine, and she is one of the only people he is very close to: "She looks at him, then rushes and hugs him" and "almost in tears because he disapproves". In the first few lines of the play, he starts an argument with Catherine about her skirt. When he says, "I think it's too short", he is referring to his dislike of her going out and attracting men....   [tags: Papers]

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Changes in Catherine throughout the Play

- Changes in Catherine throughout the Play "A View From A Bridge" is a play by Arthur Miller. It is set in 1950s New York. The play concentrates on a poor family and what happens when some Italian relatives come to stay, illegally. I have chosen to concentrate on Catherine because I fell she undertakes the most emotional changes throughout the play. Catherine is a 17 year old girl who is still studying at school. She lives with her Auntie and Uncle, Beatrice and Eddie. I went to see a production of the play at the Belgrade theatre in Coventry....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays]

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Who Killed Eddie Carbone and Why

- Who Killed Eddie Carbone and Why Introduction: In a poor Italian community of Brooklyn, the Carbone family consists of three members. Eddie Carbone, the man of the house. Beatrice Carbone, wife of Eddie Carbone and Catherine, their niece. But, they didn’t consider that their little world would be turning upside down with the arrival of Beatrice cousin’s Marco and Rodolpho. Reading and watching the story, I will base my ‘evidence’ on who killed Eddie Carbone and why. Eddie Carbone: Eddie Carbone was a 40 year old man, who was husky, slighty overweight longshoreman....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller]

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Arthur Miller's Creation of Tension and Conflict at the End of Each Act in A View from a Bridge

- Arthur Miller's Creation of Tension and Conflict at the End of Each Act in A View from a Bridge Arthur Miller creates a lot of tension towards the end of act 1 in a variety of different ways. Firstly and most obviously, he uses the dialogue of the characters to add tension to the play. For example when Rodolfo says 'Lemons are green', a very simple and seemingly meaningless comment, which would generally not provoke an outburst by anyone, however Eddie takes to this as Rodolfo is mocking him, and so Eddie lashes out with anger and frustration, feelings which have been bottling up inside of him throughout the introduction of Rodolfo earlier in Act 1, by shouting '...   [tags: Papers]

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The Bridge

- Sweat poured down my rugged unshaved face, bathed in my camouflage, and dripped on my MP5 sub-machine gun. As I ran for my God-forsaken life I spit out my fresh chew and screamed at my division sniping in the nearby trench, “GET THE HELL OUT. IT’S GONNA BLOW!!” Once I gained their attention it was too late. BAWOOSH. I tried to glance at my four other companions but I only caught a glimpse their distraught visages a split second before debris covered my sight and I was luckily blown forward from the impact of a Chinese high explosive grenade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Quest for Glory in the Film, The Bridge Over The River Kwai

- The Quest for Glory in the Firlm The Bridge Over The River Kwai “Who pants for glory finds but short repose: a breath revives him, or a breath overthrows”… Alexander Pope The position of glory is a precarious one at best says Alexander Pope. One who desperately seeks glory will find it only in passing, and in his quest for it can, in fact be consumed and consequently destroyed by it. In the film The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Colonel Nicholson is the character that best represents the quest for glory and the fleeting victory that it brings....   [tags: The Bridge Over The River Kwai]

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Mr. Blake’s views on Upon Westminster Bridge

- Mr. Blake’s views on Upon Westminster Bridge I read Mr Wordsworth’s poem. I was dismayed by his views on London. I was horrified when I read the first line. “Earth has not anything to show more fair,” I believed he would have experienced beautiful views since he was brought up in the Lake District. He obviously has not seen London in 1794. I have lived in London for many years of my life. I have seen people in poverty from the poorest parts of London to people in mansions the richest places. One day I was walking through the streets of London and it sprung upon me to write a poem....   [tags: Westminster Bridge Poetry Essays]

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A Sense of Character and Society in Forster's Room With a View

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The Structure of the Millennium Bridge

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Bridge to Terabithia

- Bridge to Terabithia” is set in rural Virginia in the mid-1970's. The story revolves around characters; the Aarons, the Burkes, the students and faculty in the elementary school. Jess Aaron, is one of the central characters. He has four sisters, two older and two younger leaving him in the middle. Brenda and Ellie are the older teenage sisters that have a strong bond with their mother and don’t pay much mind to Jess. Joyce Ann and May Belle are his little sisters that look up to Jess. Mr. Aarons is always away from home working in a city nearby leaving Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Blake and Wordsworth's Descriptions of the City in London and Westminster Bridge

- Blake and Wordsworth's Descriptions of the City in London and Westminster Bridge The poets Blake and Wordsworth have wrote two opposing poems, which express different opinions of industrial places. I will be comparing the language and attitude expressed by both poets. Blake seems to express extreme dislike towards London, whilst Wordsworth expresses like, and peace in his view towards Westminster Bridge. In the first two lines Blake expresses clear dislike in the way the Thames has been treated....   [tags: Papers]

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Legend of the Covered Bridge

- Jericho Covered Bridge in Kingsville, Maryland The Jericho Covered Bridge in Kingsville, Maryland was built in 1865 and restored in 1982. The bridge is 100 feet long and cased in cedar planks and timber beams. Legend has it that after the Civil War many lynchings occurred on the bridge. Passersby were supposedly captured on the bridge and hung from the upper rafters. The bridge is very close to my house and I have driven over it several times. The storyteller, age 19, also lives a couple minutes away from the bridge....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Land Of The Bible: The Sacred Bridge

- First Reading Critique: The Sacred Bridge Anson Rainey and R. Steven Notley are the authors of The Sacred Land Bridge, which is an Atlas of the biblical world and includes maps, pictures, and historical cementation as to the significance of this region. The biblical world that this atlas focuses on is defined as the eastern Mediterranean littoral, or more commonly called the Levant in modern archeological discussions. In my critique of this book I will be focusing on pages 30-34 which will define the boundaries and explain the importance of the Levant....   [tags: Theological Book Review Critique]

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Styles of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge versus The Tell Tale Heart

- The authors, Ambrose Bierce of 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and Edger Allan Poe of 'The Tell Tale Heart' have unique styles to pull the reader into the story. Both authors use unreliable narrator and imagery to allow the reader to picture and follow the narrator's way of thinking. In the Tell Tale Heart, the man is very repetitious and his psychotic behavior is what intrigues the overall dark madness of The Tell Tale Heart. In Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Bierce uses illusions to allow the reader to follow wherever his ideas lead which also intrigues the overall dark madness effect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Feelings About the City in William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

- Feelings About the City in William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge A man of many talents, his biggest accomplishment being his poetry, endeavoured him to write a famous sonnet "Composed upon Westminster Bridge." This poets name would be William Wordsworth. Within his poem Wordsworth delved into the inner workings of London and what London felt to him. Wordsworth is able to capture the very essence of his feelings in this poem with a few import ingredients. Including effective imagery, logical structure, exaggerated punctuation and a contrast of scenes you would expect to see upon Westminster Bridge....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of London by William Blake and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by Wordsworth

- A Comparison of London by William Blake and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by Wordsworth The poems are written from two very different perspectives. William Blake's poem London is about a lifetime of London and is very negative he puts London out to be ugly depressing and very much in despair he tells us of prostitutes and very depressed people. Where as William Wordsworth's poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge is very positive. Wordsworth's poem gives out the impression of London as a beautiful spectacular city....   [tags: Papers]

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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge

- The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge]

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A View From The Bridge

- A View From The Bridge “Whatever happened we all done it and don’t you ever forget it.” The play A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller is set in New York in the 1950s. During this period of time there were many illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe moving in to America. This was due to the depression caused by the Second World War. The depression caused a lack of work, many people started to migrate to America where there were many jobs. Due to the mass immigration America started to restrict the number of people gaining citizenship and made it illegal to house immigrants....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays]

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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge

- Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge During the final scene preceding the end of act 1, Arthur Miller collects the major characters and in particular, he builds up and develops Eddie Carbone's character. I shall now analyse this scene, paying close attention to Miller's use of dramatic techniques. Eddie starts off reading a newspaper, hence demonstrating Eddie's awareness of the outside world....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller 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....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller In this essay I will be discussing a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955 "A View from the Bridge". The play is set in the American 1940's, just after the Second World War. Located in Red Hook (Brooklyn), a very poor area, described by Alfieri as, "the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge". It tells the story of two illegal Sicilian immigrants (Marco and Rodolfo) who managed to migrate into America, in a time where they restricted any immigration from entering their golden gates....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View From The Bridge' is a play written and directed by Arthur Miller A writer that got interested in a lower part of Manhattan which is across the Brooklyn Bridge from the richer part of New York City where the play is set. Miller's play concentrates on a particular community full of Sicilian immigrants. This community has responsibilities towards one another, they look out for each other, but soon a character's betrayal casts a shadow on the rest of the community, the same character that is led by fate towards a destiny that cannot be escaped....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

- Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge 'A View From The Bridge' is set in early 1950's America at a time when it was very common for illegal crime syndicates to transport illegal immigrants into America for large sums of money. It is based around a small family who decide to have two of their relatives imported from Italy so they can try and make some money for their poor families back home. The play covers many issues including aggression, hostility and the true role of a man to his family....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller Miller intends to portray Marco as both innocent and guilty to the audience. For example, Miller displays his blamelessness by describing him as a family man, who has "three children" and "trusts his wife". He has responsibility for his family, so he has come to America as an illegal immigrant to provide food for them, because if he stays in Sicily "they will never grow up". He has immigrated to America because his offspring are suffering from illnesses and need medicine....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

- Review of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge This week I chose to read the play "A View from the Bridge" written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was born on October 17th, 1915, in New York City. His parents were both immigrants into the United States. The family lived in prosperity due to the success of his father's clothing manufacturing business, but this collapsed, along with the American economy as a whole, following the Wall Street crash. As a result Miller had to work as a warehouseman in order to save his fees before he was able to go to Michigan University in 1934 to study Economics and History....   [tags: Papers]

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Masculinity in A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Masculinity in A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller Miller uses several forms of masculinity to show the audience that in different circumstances and cultures different forms of masculinity are possible. This is shown to us by comparing both extremes of masculinity and what they both involve. In the longshoreman culture respect is as much a part of a man as is his own image. This leads to those members of the community going to extraordinary lengths to keep their reputation in order to stop them being emasculated in the eyes of the community....   [tags: Papers]

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Alfieri's Roles in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Alfieri's Roles in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Alfieri is a very important character in this play after all it is his story. The original pint of Alfieri is to avoid confusion and misinterpretation of the themes and plot. Millers previous play 'the Crucible' had many complex themes and ideas that when performed confused the audience and led to misinterpretation of the story. However as Miller continued to write Alfieri's role evolved and took on other purposes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dramatic Techniques Arthur Miller Uses in His Play A View From the Bridge

- The Dramatic Techniques Arthur Miller Uses in His Play A View From the Bridge 'A View from the Bridge' was written by Arthur Miller. It is set in the early 1950s, Miller was interested in the lives of dockworkers and longshoremen of New York's Brooklyn harbour, where he had worked and where the story is set. Miller heard the story from a lawyer friend who had mentioned that he knew of a longshoreman who rattled to the immigration Bureau on two brothers, his own relatives, who were living illegally in his home, in order to break the engagement between one of them and his niece....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of the Sicilian Code of Honour in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- The Effects of the Sicilian Code of Honour in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View from the Bridge' is a play set within the New York in the Red Hook area just after the years of the Great Depression in 1941. America was desperately in need of laborers and other countries were desperately in need of work. This lead to many immigrants transporting themselves to America. This brings us to the play which centers on two characters that enter the country illegally in search of money....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero

- Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero Before I decide on whether Eddie Carbone is a tragic hero, we must define what the word 'tragic' and 'hero' actually mean. 'Tragic'- A tragedy is a type of drama. A tragedy traces the fall of the central figure, the 'hero', as he grapples with his destiny. Historically, tragedy started in Ancient Greece. Greek tragedies usually formed on a very important and powerful figure (a king or a prince perhaps) who makes an error or judgement or who has a hamartia (fatal flaw) that leads to his tragic downfall....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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How Are Dominate Women Presented in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller and A Streetcar by Tennessee Williams

- ... Perhaps, the most iconic aspect of Williams is that he creates the minor characters in such a way that they all have an effect on Blanche in some shape or form. For instance, the Vendor says: ‘Red hots. Red hots!’ Blanche then ‘utters a sharp, frightened cry [...] shrinks away [...] laughs breathlessly again.’ The ‘Reds – hots’ are a double entendre which symbolize the loss of the dreams of the past and the playwright has chosen to forebode this as it runs parallel to Blanche’s demise at the end....   [tags: sexual, aggressive, tragedy]

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