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A View From the Bridge - To what extent did Eddie Carbone bring his fate upon himself?

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A View From the Bridge

To what extent did Eddie Carbone

bring his fate upon himself?

A View From the Bridge is a play set in the 1950's in Brooklyn, New York about a family who take the risk of welcoming illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho, from Italy to stay in their home. As anticipated all hell broke loose and Eddie, the father of Catherine was murdered. Some say he was the victim and was just a hardworking, honest man who was protecting his daughter. Others say his behaviour was unacceptable and he was a judgmental, scheming, selfish man who had to realise that Catherine was not still his little girl, and brought his fate upon himself. Here's what I think.

Eddie Carbone is totally to blame for his death, although you could say he didn't deserve to die, which I agree with, however the facts prove that if Eddie had not done what he did he wouldn't have died.

Alfieri was a lawyer who Eddie turned to when he needed help in the situation. You could say that Alfieri was the 'view' from the bridge as he wasn't emotionally involved

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