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A View From The Bridge

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Introduction

A View From The Bridge In the opening scene, it is clear that no detail that Miller writes is accidental. If we look at how the stage is set the "rocker" symbolises that there is someone living in the apartment that likes to be the boss of the apartment. Also the "rocker" symbolises that who ever sits in this chair they must work very hard and after work expects to come home and relax in this "rocker". Another object that has a meaning to it is the phonograph that sits on a small table at the back of the apartment. The "phonograph" could say that there is someone young living there that likes to listen to music or that whom ever lives here likes to listen to music. Everything in the apartment is spread out, Miller describes it as "sparse", so there is a lot of space in the apartment. ...read more.

Middle

Going back to the apartment you can notice that it is very "clean" so this suggest that there could be a women or man who stays at home and does the cleaning. At the end of act one Arthur Miller uses dramatic devices to establish the guilt of Marco, for example, "the chair raised like a weapon over Eddie's head". This quote indicates that Marco wants to send a warning to Eddie. When Marco tries to lift the chair up the first time he pretends that he cannot he then "grasps the bottom of one of the chair legs but does but raise it". I think Marco plays with Eddie here because he already knows that Eddie cannot lift the chair and tries to encourage Eddie. Another point that can prove Marco is guilty is where Miller writes what might appear like a "glare of warning into a smile of triumph". ...read more.

Conclusion

Another point that could prove Marco is guilty is when Marco and his brother came to America, Marco left his starving sick wife and three children to come work in America and because Marco snuck in to the country as an illegal immigrant it would be quiet hard to sneak back to Italy with out getting caught and Marco was willing to take the risk when his sick wife and kids are starving. Some people might look at this in a way that Marco doesn't care that much about his wife and kids. In conclusion I think Marco is guilty because he did actually stab Eddie and twisting it so it would hurt Eddie more. And he took a risk to come here and leave his sick starving wife and kids to work in America. Also another point that can prove Marco's guilt is at the chair scene where Marco holds the chair "like a weapon over Eddie's head". So there are a lot of dramatic devices and quotes to prove Marco's guilt. Sharish Rughoo 10L ...read more.

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