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"Of all the characters in the play, Marco is the one most responsible for the death of Eddie Carbone" Do you agree?

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An essay for A view from the bridge "Of all the characters in the play, Marco is the one most responsible for the death of Eddie Carbone" Do you agree? Consider all the characters in the play who are likely to be involved. Form your own conclusion from evidence, and use six characters minimum. I am going to write an essay about who I think is the most responsible for Eddie Carbone's death. I will also say whether I think Marco is the most responsible. I will talk about the different characters, and say what I think makes them responsible/not responsible for his death. Then I will give my conclusion as to whom I think is the most responsible. The characters that I am going to use for my essay are Marco, Eddie, Rodolfo, Alfieri, Catherine and Beatrice and I will write about them in that order. In the beginning Marco was a very nice man. He did not want to put Eddie and Beatrice out, and was always very friendly with them. There was never much conflict between himself and Eddie, they would talk about his family and how he was going to help his children get better. This is illustrated when Beatrice asks Marco if his wife is getting the money ok, and he replies "Oh, yes. She bought medicine for my boy." Also when they are talking about money in the beginning, Marco is very eager to send his wife as much money as he can, as soon as possible. ...read more.

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One time Eddie said to Rodolfo "I know, but in your town you wouldn't just drag off some girl without permission..." Eddie is trying to tell Rodolfo that he has no respect in doing this, and he can't just take Catherine away. Rodolfo tried telling Eddie he does have respect, but Eddie just doesn't give him a chance. Eddie also tell Rodolfo that Catherine never used to stay out late, and he couldn't just assume that she did etc. When Eddie was trying to teach Rodolfo how to box, Rodolfo said "I don't want to hit you Eddie" This shows that Rodolfo never did want to hurt Eddie physically or mentally. Catherine asked Rodolfo if he would marry her, and live with her in Italy because she was scared of Eddie. He was furious. He wanted the best for Catherine and he knew that he wouldn't be able to give her the best if they lived in Italy. He says "No, I will not marry you to live in Italy." He definitely doesn't want to marry Catherine to live in Italy. He knows there is no work there, and says "I would be a criminal stealing your face. In two years you would have an old, hungry face..." Rodolfo is determined to give Catherine the best, and is not going to let Eddie stop him. Then Eddie arrived home early - drunk. ...read more.

Conclusion

Beatrice tried talking to Eddie about it, but it almost always ended up in arguments. Beatrice said to Eddie "When am I gonna be a wife again, Eddie?" Eddie and Beatrice had not been acting like a normal married couple. Beatrice doesn't feel like she used to either, she says "When am I gonna be a wife again Eddie?" They haven't been acting normal around each other, and Beatrice thinks that Eddie doesn't like her anymore. "What's the matter, Eddie, you don't like me, heh?" They were not sleeping together anymore, and whenever they spoke it would either be an argument or something to do with Catherine. I do not think that Beatrice was responsible for Eddie's death because, she only tried to warn him about letting Catherine go. She also warned Catherine that she had to grow up, and not be so close to Eddie. Beatrice tried stopping anything bad from happening, so she was not responsible for his death. My conclusion is that, basically Eddie is to blame for his own death. If he had left Catherine and Rodolfo be, and hadn't been so jealous etc they wouldn't have argued. Then because they had argued it made things worse, and Eddie got angry so he went to the immigration service. This angered Marco, causing a fight, and then Eddie brought a knife out, and was going to try and stab Marco. As an act of self-defence Marco turned the knife around stabbing Eddie. Gemma Hughes 10E 7 ...read more.

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