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My view from the bridge

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My view from the bridge We analysed and performed three extracts from three different sections in the play. The first of which was when Eddie and Beatrice are waiting on Catherine and Rodolfo to return home from the cinema. In the second extract Eddie tries to prove that he is more superior and more important than Rodolfo and Marco. But this doesn't happen. In the third extract Catherine is hours away from getting married and insists on Eddie and Beatrice to go. In the first extract we discussed and looked at the main issues and themes and how this improves our understanding and recognition of the characters. There were several issues in the play which I thought were of importance. Relationships' are falling apart. Eddie and Beatrice's relationship is exploding. Beatrice continuously tries to put there relationship right. Through the play she tries to talk to Eddie about this issue many times. Eddie is not willing to listen; he's never interested in the subject. ...read more.

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Eddie intimidates Rodolfo. He punches Rodolfo when he is "teaching" him how to box. Eddie wants to prove to Rodolfo that he is more superior and more of a man than Rodolfo. Eddie wants to see if Rodolfo would hit him back. If Rodolfo does hit Eddie back, Eddie would use this as an opportunity to have a fight, this will make Rodolfo look weak and prove to Catherine that Rodolfo is in fact gay. This shows that Eddie is a very evil, egoistic, and selfish man who doesn't car about anyone except for himself .We added a soliloquy. In this Eddie faces up to Rodolfo and says punch me come on, if you punch me I can punch you and get my revenge." This helped us to understand what he is thinking and gives us a clearer view of his character. When Rodolfo hits Eddie at the end we marked the moment of the punching by using slow motion. ...read more.

Conclusion

In this case they are guiding Catherine, Eddie and Beatrice. The angel tells Beatrice to support and be there for everyone. Beatrice takes eddies side towards the end and decides not to go to Catherine's wedding. Using angels and devils helped us recognise the development of the relationship between Eddie and Beatrice. Eddie is constantly trying to ask Beatrice to be by his side and make sure she doesn't go off on the wrong path. Whereas Beatrice thinks about everyone as a whole trying and she is trying to support everyone. I think Beatrice is like the skeleton and she is holding the relationships together. In the majority of the play tension lies between Eddie and Beatrice, this helped the play develop and made it more interesting. They were constantly arguing and there relationship was never stable. Combining and using all the techniques that I have learnt has helped me a lot in understanding the play and characters, I think these three exam sessions have helped me a lot. I now know how to analyse scripts and how to think like the characters in the play. Simren Jasal ...read more.

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