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‘A View from the Bridge’ ends in tragedy. By the end of act one, this tragedy is already inevitable.

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'A View from the Bridge' ends in tragedy. By the end of act one, this tragedy is already inevitable. 'A View from the Bridge' is a story that ends in tragedy. A tragedy is a disaster or misfortune, which was never supposed to happen. This play ends tragically as Eddie dies because Marco killed him in self-defence. The immigration finds Marco and Rudolpho, therefore the whole family splits up. Marco may be put in prison or sent back to Italy this will make him unable to provide for his family and will split it up. Eddie and Beatrice have brought up Catherine. Since the death of her parents Eddie has been like a father to her. However as she gets older, his feelings for her might have turned into adult love. Eddie does not like the fact that Catherine is growing up and she goes out all dressed up in short skirts and high heels and gets attention from other men. It seems as though he is jealous. Catherine is a teenage girl soon to become an adult; Eddie just can't accept that. At the beginning of the play on page 6, Eddie comments on the way that Catherine is dressed he does not like it and also how she walks. ...read more.

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The arrival of the cousins acts as a catalyst and all the tensions that already existed are brought to the surface. When Rudolpho and Marco first arrive at the house Eddie is being extremely kind and welcoming to them both but soon after, he is only really talking to Marco. When Rudolpho starts singing he tells him to stop. I think this is because he thinks that men should not be singing the way he does. He may also want him to stop singing because he knows that Catherine likes the way he sings and does not want Catherine to fall for him. He says it as though he does not want the immigration to catch him. "Look, kid; you don't want to be picked up, do ya?" He also does not like it because Rudolpho is spending a lot of time with Catherine, he is jealous. Catherine and Rudolpho are very fond of each other; they are going to get married. Eddie does not like this as he is jealous of him. He thinks that Rudolpho is stealing Catherine away from him. He tells Catherine that he is just after her for his passport. ...read more.

Conclusion

Eddie tells Catherine not to tell anybody about the Rudolpho and Marco as her name will be taken and you will be treated extremely badly. At the end of the play he tells the immigration bureau. He must have loved Catherine that much for him to lose his reputation and name just to get rid of Rudolpho. I do not think that the play could have ended happily because of the unnatural feelings that Eddie had towards Catherine. If Rudolpho and Marco never came to America then maybe the play would not have ended so tragically as Eddie would not be dead. Eddie still would have had feelings for Catherine and he would have done something about it. So it still would have ended unhappily. The tragedy was inevitable by the end of Act 1, as there were tensions in the family. Marco was showing that he was in charge but Eddie did not like it, also Rudolpho and Catherine were in love. Eddie had already started to dislike Rudolpho. Alfieri had said at the beginning that it would take it 'bloody course'. You knew that something bad would happen. Eddie was already friends with a lawyer this proved that he did not abide by all the Italians rules. There was no way that his play would have ended well. ?? ?? ?? ?? Harpreet Sekhon 10.1 ...read more.

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