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A View From The Bridge

“Whatever happened we all done it and don’t you ever forget it.”

The play A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller is set in New York in the 1950s. During this period of time there were many illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe moving in to America. This was due to the depression caused by the Second World War. The depression caused a lack of work, many people started to migrate to America where there were many jobs. Due to the mass immigration America started to restrict the number of people gaining citizenship and made it illegal to house immigrants.

The story is set around Eddie Carbone, an Italian immigrant who has citizenship in America. His character is introduced to the reader as a
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She purposely antagonised him by encouraging the relationship between
Rodolfo and Catherine which Eddie disapproved of “…Go on Rodolfo dance…” .She also encouraged Catherine to stand up for herself against
Eddie. Beatrice also played a key part in Catherine’s life as well.
She was the mother figure. One of her main mistakes was that she could have got Catherine to mature faster. She also let Catherine do the jobs she was meant to. She was very gullible and she did not sense the change in Eddie’s character until it was too late. She could have sense the change in him when he started to pick out small mistakes in
Rodolfo, trying to separate them.

Catherine also played a large part in Eddie’s downfall. Even though
Eddie was another figure in her life she should have realised that he was actually her uncle. She acted like a baby and forgets that she is a young woman “…You still walk around in front of him in your slip …” and “… You throw yourself at him like when you was twelve years old…”.
She did not act like a niece towards him and she did not give Beatrice and him space. Some times she acted more like a wife than a niece.”… I can tell that he’s hungry or wants a beer before he even says anything…”.
This also made Eddie feel closer to Catherine. Catherine’s character was very weak. She lived most of her life living by the rules of Eddie and she did not sand up for herself. She also did not ask permission from
Eddie before she

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