How Does Arthur Miller Build Tension

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Arthur Miller builds and maintains tension and conflict throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, tension is built through the relationship between Eddie and Beatrice. Eddie has unnatural feelings towards his niece-in-law and Rodolpho is taking her away from him. Beatrice realises his feelings towards Catherine, this builds the tension. Growing conflict is sensed through the attitude of Marco towards Eddie towards the end and Catherine’s approach to Eddie after she anticipates his feelings towards her. In Act One, tension is commenced after Catherine and Rodolpho go out on a sentimental date to a show at the Paramount. Eddie is presented as a fatherly-like character up to this point, the audience thinks of him as an ordinary,

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