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Consider the ways in which the audience response to Eddie Carbone changes over the course of the play. Choose three sequences in which Arthur Miller presents different aspects of Eddies character. Make use of textual evidence to support your answer.

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Erin Bensley

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'Drama Focus'

English Coursework

A View From The Bridge

Consider the ways in which the audience response to Eddie Carbone changes over the course of the play. Choose three sequences in which Arthur Miller presents different aspects of Eddies character. Make use of textual evidence to support your answer.

Arthur Millers play 'A View From The Bridge' is set in Red Hook, a slum area, in Brooklyn in the 1950s. In the 1950s there was a thriving trade in illegal immigration, encouraged by the dockyard owners, who knew that they could get cheap labour from the immigrants until they had paid for their passage over.

Arthur Miller was born into a Jewish family in New York in 1915. When the family business failed, they moved to Brooklyn, where 'A View From The Bridge' is set. He worked in the Brooklyn shipyards for two years, where he befriended the Italians he worked alongside. He heard a story of some men coming over to work illegally and being betrayed. This story inspired him to write 'A View From The Bridge' which was written in 1955. The

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