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What is the dramatic function of Alfieri in "A View From The Bridge"?
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What is the dramatic function of Alfieri in
"A View From The Bridge"?
Alfieri has many dramatic functions in the play, such as filling us in on the smaller details and leading us in the right direction regarding the end of the play. There are many examples and in this piece I will go through some of them.
In his opening speech Alfieri establishes that the law and justice, law of the community, will play a major role in the happenings of the play. This shows us that he detached as a character as he already seems to know what is going to happen. Alfieri then goes on to say that lawyers many years ago could not stop a "complaint" running its "bloody course". This causes us to question whether the law is capable of delivering justice.
Alfieri makes the statement "Now we settle for half...". This is dramatic as it can be interpreted in more than one way. One of the ways is that he is trying to say that you should accept the things around you, even if you are only half satisfied. Another interpretation, more relevant to Alfieri,
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