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In this essay I am going to analyse and Asses the feelings and emotion of Eddie Carbone and how his personality and character progress in the progress of the play.

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Explain how an actor playing Eddie Carbone could show the changes that occur of the play In this essay I am going to analyse and Asses the feelings and emotion of Eddie Carbone and how his personality and character progress in the progress of the play. I shall be doing this by commenting on how an actor should perform this unique pivotal role and how he should relate his character to the 20th century. Arther Miller sets the play 'A view from a bridge' in 1940's Brooklyn in New York. At this time there was a great upraise of people trying to get into America party because of political upheaval in Europe due to seconded world war. Arthur himself was born in New York his parents were both immigrants, he felt what it was like to live the American dream and the tragedy like Eddie Carbone. Arthur father had made a name for himself as a clothes manufacture, he was a wealthy man but due to the crash of stocks in Wall Street his fathers business suffered he felt what it was like to ride the waves of the American dream. However Eddie Carbones life was a lot more complexes because his life is playing with the Italian and American law as he had two immigrants Marco and Rodolfo stay at his house. ...read more.


And with them new high heels on the sidewalk- clack, clack, clack. The heads are turnin' like windmills." He sounds like he loves her although he is just like every father were they are over protective. This is because the father lover Katie so much that he doesn't want to find out that she has been hurt. This is where the actor must use his skills to show the love but in a hug but a more frustrated form. He changes the mood by showing that he loves her by saying; Eddie: "Look, did I ask you for money? I supported you this long I support you a little more. Please do me a favour, will ya? I want you to be with different kind of people. I want you to be in a nice office. Maybe a lawyer's office someplace in New York in one of them nice buildings. I mean if you're gonna get outa here then get out; don't go practically in the same kind of neighbourhood." From this the actor should be a more stern and authoritative. This can be done by facial movement and the depth and loudness of the actor's voice. ...read more.


The actor need to show he's been waiting to do this for a long time but he also needs to act like the really cares for Rodolfo. The need to be good at balancing from right to left on both his feet and arms. Eddie is also hot-blooded and he not the listening kind he more of the don't care don't what to no you. Eddie: "who said you could come in here? Get outa here!" The performer needs to be loud and hot like when he gets overprotective. Eddie also hates it when he is critical remark in public and wants to make everything look like he is a good person by saying Eddie: "I got nothin' against Marco? Which he called me a rat in front of the whole neighbourhood? Which he said I killed his children! Where you been?" The actor needs to show that what people think of him should be more important then what his family think. I have come to a conclusion that Eddie Carbone was not to be blamed for his death or his actions through the story because he was only protecting his loved one from what would have seen as being a threat. So the actor must think like this in order to act like Eddie Carbone. That actor also needs to be able to change his characteristics to fit in to the Eddie image. ...read more.

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