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A View From A Bridge

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C20th Century Drama English Coursework A View From A Bridge Arthur Miller This particular play is 'A view from a Bridge' written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was born on October 17th, 1915, in New York City. His parents were both Illegal Immigrants in the United States, which links to the background of the play. A view from the Bridge was first produced as a one-act play in verse 1955; Arthur divorces his wife to marry his co-star actress Marilyn Monroe Miller has now become America's world's popular playwrights. Most of his plays are about the society and the responsibilities of its relation. But also in all the plays they hide a deep considerate of how people act and behave with the situation of life around them. These obstacles they face which they have to successfully defeat over. 'A view from a Bridge' has its roots in the late 1940's when Miller was interested in the work and lives of New York. Miller purposely wanted the play to be a modern version of a Greek Tragedy, which a main character is faced with trying, daring situations, which cannot be escaped from. In this play a tragic hero commits an offence unexpectedly. He then learns from his misdeed and therefore must die for his actions. ...read more.

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Eddie continues on to become uncomfortable to Catherine's Independence and wishes to put her off Rodolfo because of his envious emotions. Catherine explains to Rodolfo that "He almost bows to me!" Eddie has his reasons of sources and says that Rodolfo is only "bowing to his passport!" Eddies only way and evidence to disappoint Catherine is to mention his citizenship. As he believes that the only reason Rodolfo loves Catherine, is because this is the only way he c an be an American Citizen. At this Eddie has skilfully persuaded Catherine and he clearly states "Them guys don't think of nobody but their self! You marry him and the next time you see him it'll be for divorce!" They argue as Catherine does not want to believe what her Uncle is saying as she deeply still believes that Rodolfo loves her. Catherine sticks up for Rodolfo , as well as considering of what Eddie is suggesting to her. Throughout this there are negative actions and tensions running throughout the household are all because of Eddie, and his jealousy towards Rodolfo and Catherine. Beatrice being Eddie's wife plays an important aspects to the play. As the change of desire for Beatrice has been transferred to Catherine. ...read more.

Conclusion

This brings out Eddie's feminine side and shown his hidden true feelings to Rodolfo. I do not think Eddie's actions were a way to insult him but were mixed reasons for his reactions. Personally his actions were to prove his point that Rodolfo was gay. But instead of showing this he includes himself in proving that he too is gay. This changes the view of character of Eddie. As it can somehow define the way Eddie does not want Catherine to be with Rodolfo. Meaning that he a has finally shown his true emotions towards Catherine's future husband. As the tension builds up Eddie knows he has damaged the relationship with his niece, evidence that Eddie was very troubled as Alfieri describes "his eyes were like tunnels" using a simile on the angered look on his face. He tells Alfieri that "the guy ain't right." I think the reason why he goes against his society and informs because he is a victim of his emotions. As all the emotions mixing, he experiences being pressured into going against his family. This also links onto the first Greek tragedy on the Italian boy who turned against his parents for betraying them. In the beginning of the play it gives us a clue what Eddie is going to do in advance. Personally I think Eddie is a victim of his emotions as it all happens quickly and he is trapped between the pressures of society ...read more.

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