Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge Essay

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In this essay I will discuss how the view’s of Eddie Carbone, the lead role in “A View From The Bridge”, changes among the audience. I plan to go through the script and note any important scenes which I will then analyse in the audience’s perspective. A View From The
Bridge is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955, which was originally arranged in rhymes but later was changed. Miller has written the play in conversational Brooklynese, for example, “nuttin’” and the spelling of many words end with apostrophes. In "A View from the Bridge", Miller describes a situation in which a man is forced by his emotions to betray himself and his local society, to betray something he had believed in his whole life. The man in question is
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Eddie has an unacknowledged and obsessive love for
Catherine who is now an attractive young woman. This hidden love is the "driving force" behind Eddie throughout the play; mixed with jealousy, it is the cause of his actions leading him to his loss of control. Eddie's wife invites two Sicilian cousins, illegal immigrants, to stay at their home - a fact that must remain hidden from the immigration authorities. The elder cousin, Marco, is a strong man and is married and Eddie also initially gets along very well with him. The younger cousin, Marco's brother Rodolfo, is fair-haired, handsome and single. In Eddie's opinion, Rodolfo is effeminate.
Catherine falls in love with Rodolfo and plans to marry him, a situation that eventually causes Eddie through despair and jealousy to denounce both brothers to the Immigration authorities. This "crime" which Eddie commits cannot be forgiven in his community and the consequence is inevitably Eddie's loneliness and eventually his death at the hands of Marco.

The first time the audience sees Eddie is when he comes home from work. In the opening moments the audience learns that he works with ships, and that he has friend named Louis. As he walks into his home, he is greeted by Catherine. The first thing Eddie says to her is:
“Where you goin’ all dressed up?” [Catherine is wearing a skirt]. In the 50s, women were still
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