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Examine the Ideas of Manliness, Hostility and Aggression in the play "A View From The Bridge" and How These Ideas May be Linke

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Examine the Ideas of Manliness, Hostility and Aggression in the play "A View From The Bridge" and How These Ideas May be Linked-(First Draft) In this essay, I will be examining the ideas of manliness, hostility and aggression in the play "A View From The Bridge" by Arthur Miller and how these ideas could be connected in the play. One of the main characters is Eddie Carbone who has strong views on manliness. He thinks that physical jobs are manly, that men should be strong to command respect and that men should be the breadwinner for their family and protect them. He also thinks men shouldn't do women's jobs such as clearing the table or cleaning and that men should be in command of a relationship so he is embarrassed and angered when Beatrice asks "when will I be a wife again Eddie?". ...read more.


You're walking wavy". Miller makes Eddie be overprotective of Catherine and so he automatically falls out with Rodolpho as he flirts with Catherine ("I like sugar") although he is not conventionally manly. Straight away, the audience can tell that there is going to be trouble later on. In the scene where Eddie hits Rodolpho, an actor playing Eddie ought to let the audience know that he is going to teach Rodolpho what it means to be a man and that he will take great pleasure in hitting Rodolpho. This message should be got across by the pugnacious atmosphere the actor should have about him. ...read more.


This causes Eddies "grin to vanish". After Eddie Informs the immigration bureau of Marco and Rodolpho's Illegal presence in his house and as the brothers are taken away Marco spits in Eddies face and tells the whole neighbourhood how Eddie has "killed my (Marco's) children" and so when he is released on bail Eddie knows he is coming for him and they fight in the street and Eddie is eventually killed. In Conclusion I believe that manliness hostility and aggression are strongly linked to each other both in the play and in real life. ?? ?? ?? ?? Daniel Lovegrove 10CW English Coursework 04/05/07 Page 1 of 2 ...read more.

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