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Masculinity In Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

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In A View From The Bridge, Arthur Miller explores what it is to be a man in many ways, such as the jobs and skills the characters have, power within family, sexuality and having honor. Many of these ways are shown directly, but are also shown indirectly in what the characters say. Eddie Carbone as he main protagonist of this play, a lot of the themes of masculinity are linked to Eddie and his views.

A concept of masculinity that Miller explores throughout the play is the job that the characters have, and their skills– this links to what Eddie considers to be ‘manly’. Eddie is said to be a ‘longshore man’ at the beginning of the play, this job has connotations of strength because it is a very physical job. Physicality within a job, shows more
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