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A View From A Bridge - Millers use of tension.

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A View From A Bridge. In this part of the play, MIller uses a lot of ways to create tension. He shows this by some of the phrases that he uses. One of the best ones which shows this is, "He has bent the rolled paper and it suddenly tears in two". This is Miller talking about Eddie and the actions of Eddie shows what he feels towards what is being said about Rodolpho and all of the things that he can do. Eddie is obviously jealous of Rodolpho. Some other ways that Miller creates tension is the anxieties of the women and the actions of Marco. At the beginning of this part of the play, Eddie is portrayed as a big-headded person. The writer shows this by some of the things that Eddie says. For example he asks rodolpho to fight with him and when they do start fighting he demeans Rodolpho by saying "come on put sump'n behind it, you cant hurt me". ...read more.


The women do not appear much in this part of the play but the role that they do play is hugely important. At the beginning Catherine is talking along with everyone else about Rodolpho. Catherine then goes into the kitchen to make coffee and she does not come back into the play until Eddie and Rodolpho start fighting. When Catherine does come backfrom the kitchen she is aprehensive towards what is going on in the room between Eddie and Rodolpho. She immediately asks Beatrice whta is going on and Beatrice reassures her that they are only play fighting and that Eddie is showing him how to box. When Eddie catches Rodolpho she rushes over and shouts out Eddies name in anger. This is her choosing whos side she is going on and this would anger Eddie and therefore creating tension. Beatrice on the other hand is ther all the way through the events and she encourages Rodolpho to start fighting by saying that Eddie is a good fighter and that he could teach him. ...read more.


He sees him rub his hand across his face and because of this he might feel a bit intimidated. He says that he ais not hurt and everone is ok now. He is the one who get peace back by not making a fuss over Eddie hitting him. The only one who does not let it go is Marco. Marco comes over to Eddie and places a chair in front of him. Marco knows that he can do it easily so he challenges Eddie to try and lift it above his head. Eddie cannot do it so Marco knows that he has won. Just to show Eddie, he lifts the chair above his head and he smiles. Miller says "Marco is face to face with Eddie, a strained tension gripping his yes and jaw". This is what Marco wanted to do. To get one up on Eddie after what he did to his brother. When the curtain falls the audience would not want to wait for it to come back on again because they would want to see what was going to happen between Eddie and Marco. ...read more.

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