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Explore the way Arthur Miller writes about justice in a view from the bridge.Write about the characters search for justice and the feeling that the law is sometimes inadequate.Your answer must make direct reference to this as piece of drama

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View from the Bridge Explore the way Arthur Miller writes about justice in a view from the bridge. Write about the characters search for justice and the feeling that the law is sometimes inadequate. Your answer must make direct reference to this as piece of drama performed to an audience. In a view from the bridge Arthur Miller creates a scenario in which the efficiency of justice is questioned by the audience. Eddie Carbone believes justice has failed him when he wants to prevent his niece from marrying. Marco also has justice fail him when he wants revenge on Eddie when he informs the authorities about him being illegal in the country. ...read more.

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Eddie brings this up again when he thinks Catherine is spending to much time with Rodolfo "He marries you he's got the right to be an American citizen" Eddie says this because he believes Rodolfo is not being honest about his sexuality and thinks that he would only want to marry Catherine so he is not deported back to his country if he is caught. Eddie goes to Alfieri for advice on the situation but justice fails him because Alfieri tells him "there's nothing illegal about a girl falling in love with an immigrant" and that "you have no recourse in the law". ...read more.

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America to work so he can feed his family, he also makes reference to the Sicilian way of justice when he talks to Alfieri "In my country he would be dead by now. He would not live this long". Marco's search for justice eventually leads him to use the Sicilian way which is going to kill Eddie, however this will mean he is once again going against the American way of justice and will end up going to jail. At the end of the play Alfieri talks again about how in the end you shouldn't go searching for your own form of justice and just settle for half like he has done. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - Jeffrey Celis ...read more.

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