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Views Toward Eddie In "A View From The Bridge". There are people who loved him, cared about him, people who hated him.

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Views toward Eddie from "A view from the bridge" I agree with Miller's view that Eddie had 'appeared as a kind of illogical sport', and that 'one might dislike this man, who does all sorts of frightful things.' The 'Frightful things' he does includes betraying his cousins and calling the immigration bureau, kissing Rodolph on the lips after he kissed Catherine, and then running to Marco with a knife in his hand trying to kill him at the end of the play. However, I do pity him. Apart from his improper love, Eddie is a good man and he could've had a normal life. His original love as father and daughter love toward Catherine, and his sense of duty for his family and community had shown this. It was pointed out that he rustled work for his family when Catherine was still a baby. He did not want to admit he loves Catherine the wrong way either, and that this thought was buried deep down in his consciousness he doesn't even realize it himself. ...read more.

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He's a rat! He belongs in the sewer!" But it shows that Catherine still cares about Eddie and never expected a tragic ending like this when she says "Eddie, I never meant to do nothing bad to you" when he dies. Compared to the young Catherine, Beatrice has a much more mature view on Eddie. She was always loyal to Eddie, from the beginning to the very end when he dies. She is very much likeable with Catherine, but has a more mature mind and a better view of matters. She sensed that Eddie's love toward Catherine was more than pure father and daughter love, and he even has sexual desire for Catherine. At the end of the play she shouted "You want something else, Eddie, and you can never have her!" She was upset that Eddie hasn't had close relationship with her in a long time, and therefore realizes the problem sooner than anyone else. She talks to Catherine and Eddie, hoping to talk them to understanding, but apparently it didn't work. ...read more.

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He felt that Eddie deserves to die, and justice has been done. As in Miller's attitude toward Eddie, he said "I had originally conceived Eddie as a phenomenon, a rather awesome fact of existence." Suggesting that Eddie is rather unique character. "Consequently, he had appeared as a kind of illogical sport", "that however one might dislike this man, who does all sorts of frightful things." He suggested that the aim to create Eddie in the first place was that "in the end one feels pity for him and the kind of wonder" He is using Eddie as a special case in the real society and so that people can wonder and realize the real justice and problems in real life. Eddie Carbone, the tragic character in "A view from the bridge", had brought us many things to think about. There are people who loved him, cared about him, people who hated him. Some might argue that everything he did was motivated by love, love toward his niece, even if it's wrong. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jennifer Jiang 10JP ...read more.

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