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How does Miller prepare the Audience for Eddie’sDeath?

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A view from the bridge How does Miller prepare the Audience for Eddie's Death? In this essay I will be discussing the ways Miller prepares us for Eddie's death, and the steps leading up to this. For example the factors of Eddie's character and the aspects of the play that are like a Greek tragedy. One way that Miller prepares us for the death of Eddie Carbone is by showing us the factors of his character that lead up to his death. These are his pride, jealousy and love. His pride stops him from forgiving Rodolfo and gives him the power to fight Marco. "No, Marco knows what's right from wrong. Tell the people Marco, tell them what a liar you are." His jealousy and love for Catherine made him reject Rodolfo and make Marco fight and hate him. ...read more.

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Then he warns Eddie by lifting the chair from the ground. "he transforms what might appear a glare of warning into a smile of triumph, and Eddie's grin vanishes as he absorbs his look." The way Rodolfo tries is also by appeasing Eddie. He is reluctant to dance and is friendly to Eddie. Also he apologises to Eddie at the end. "It is my fault, Eddie. Everything. I wish to apologize. It was wrong that I do not ask permission I kiss your hand." Beatrice advises Eddie to let Catherine go. "What're you gonna stand over her till she's forty?...cut it out." Also she addresses the problem directly. "You want something else and you can never have her!" But after all this they still failed. ...read more.

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I was so powerless to stop it." The similarity between this and a Greek tragedy is that the main character always dies and no one can stop it, like the wheels of justice, they cannot be stopped. The Vinny Bolzano story prepares us for Eddie's death by telling us what happened to another person who snitched. "...Pulled him down the stairs-three flights his head was bouncin'...and they spit on him in the street, his own father and his brothers." Therefore warning us of what will happen to Eddie when he goes to the immigration bureau. To conclude Arthur miller prepares us for the death of Eddie Carbone in many ways but the main one of these is by using Alfieri like a Greek chorus. This helps us because he can tell us that he knew what was going to happen, "Step by step ... I knew where he was going to end up." ...read more.

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