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Does Arthur Miller Want Us To See The Play As A Tragedy? (A View From The Bridge)

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Does Arthur Miller Wants Us To See The Play As A Tragedy? "A View From The Bridge" is a play written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was born in New York 1915. This play is about a family, which lives in America. They are bringing their relatives to America as immigrants who are going to live with them. But bringing them is not a good idea because by bringing them the normality of the play is going to change into tragedy. Tragedy is a serious medieval narrative or narrative poem written in an elevated style and typically dealing with the downfall of an important or powerful person. But, is that what Arthur Miller wants us to think? That is the question that I will be analysing in this essay. In the opening scene, the lawyer Alfieri tells us a little start story about the play. Alfieri looks like a serious man by the way he talks but he is also not happy about what he is saying. Alfieri is the person who tells us the story. His character is a person who tries to help people about their problems. ...read more.

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The audience feel sorry for Marco's family because Marco had to leave them there and Marco's children are ill. When the two brothers come in to the house Beatrice welcomes them with a happy face, but Eddie doesn't smile because he finds out that Rodolpho is blond. Eddie thinks that blond people are gay and stupid. This makes audience feel that there is going to be a trouble between these two men in the future. After the dinner, Rodolpho and Catherine starts sort of flirting by the way they talk to each other and by the way they act. When Eddie sees them like flirting, he gets very angry because he think that he doesn't know Rodolpho good enough. He doesn't say anything but he starts saying some thing else to break the conversation between them. This makes audience feel that this little flirting between Rodolpho and Catherine is not making Eddie feel good. After few weeks Rodolpho and Catherine goes out and comes back late, that makes Eddie go nuts because he thinks that somebody is going to take Catherine away from him. So he tells Marco to tell Rodolpho that he should not come home late. ...read more.

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This makes audience think that Eddie is going to do anything he can just to hurt Marco and Rodolpho. After few days the wedding day of Rodolpho and Catherine comes. Catherine tells Beatrice to come but Eddie tells her not to go, this makes Catherine angry and she swears at Eddie. That makes him unbelievably angry and he nearly attacks Catherine. After few minutes Marco comes in front of Eddie's house (Marco and Rodolpho were released by Alfieri) and shouts his name with a great anger "Eddie Carbone!!!" Eddie runs outside and starts fighting with Marco. Eddie falls and gets his knife out but Marco takes it out of Eddie's hand and stabs him. Eddie falls over and his last words are "My dear Beatrice" Eddie's death makes audience feel sorry for him, Beatrice and Catherine because even if they broke each other's hearts they still loved each other. I think Arthur Miller wants us to see the play as a tragedy because a tragedy is a serious medieval narrative or narrative poem written in an elevated style and typically dealing with the downfall of an important or powerful person. And this play has the downfall of Eddie who is the leader of his family. The End Sidar OZBEK (10 JB) English-Coursework A View From The Bridge 09/05/07 Page 1 of 1 ...read more.

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