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    Literature Coursework-Modern Drama What is the dramatic function of Alfieri’s character in ‘A View from the Bridge’? ‘A View from the Bridge’ is a play written by Arthur Miller. Miller’s inspiration for this play is close to his heart. He grew up in New York City; his parents were illegal immigrants into the United States looking for work. Alfieri is a key component, not only is he a character he is also a narrator. He acts as a chorus to the play and an aid to the audience. Alfieri plays many

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    Following the Second World War in 1945, America emerged from the conflict as a prestigious superpower and saw the 1950s begin as an era of prosperity and wealth. However, the beginnings of the Cold War saw increased tension between the USA and the USSR and the capitalist and communist ideologies. These clashes along with the rise of nuclear power contributed to a tense and fearful atmosphere, giving rise to a period of McCarthyism. This saw communist ‘witch hunts’ and people accused and prosecuted

  • A View From The Bridge

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    A view from the bridge by Cherokee Paul McDonald is written using descriptive writing or spatial organization. This pattern of organization is describing something as it pertains to space or from location. In this essay the writer describes the fish in great detail to the boy. He uses transitional words such as and, then, and by now. This essay is great in just showing how we make judgments about things without realizing what is really happening. In the first part of the essay the man is

  • A View from the Bridge Essay

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    What does the Bridge in View From The Bridge symbolize? A View From The Bridge is a play written by the American playwright Arthur Miller, a prominent figure in American Theatre, this Greek tragedy adapted drama was written to emphasize on the themes of incestuous love, jealousy and betrayal. In simple geographical terms, the ‘bridge’ in the title of the play is the Brooklyn Bridge, the one that spans the East River, between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York. The title drew attention

  • A View From The Bridge Analysis

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    Arthur Miller’s drama A View From the Bridge has been adapted into multiple stage versions, each maintaining the original dialogue and theme, but changing several important aspects making each production unique. First performed in 1955, Miller provides specific stage directions throughout the production to guide each scene so that they connect with the plot. Many modern versions of this play change various pieces such as props, costuming, staging, and direction; however, continue with the original

  • A View from the Bridge by Miller

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    Miller’s A View from the Bridge, originally written in 1956 as a one act play, has many features of a classic Greek tragedy. It is set in the Italian-American neighbourhood, situated in Red Hook, near Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It is in this community Miller chooses to dramatise themes of conflict, betrayal, love and obsession. The underlying omerta is present throughout the play and is the reason for the conflict as it is defied by Eddie Carbone, the Italian longshoreman, who destroys himself

  • A View From The Bridge Analysis

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    One of the main purposes of Tragedy is to teach audiences the right way of living in the world; it could be argued that Miller constructs ‘A View from the Bridge’ as a social critique to be viewed by the everyday man, as referenced by Eddie’s husky slightly overweight appearance. Although there is much debate about whether or not tragedy is there to fulfil this purpose – for example, the Tragic form inevitably leads to a [predetermined] and unalterable outcome anyhow - throughout the play Miller

  • A View From The Bridge Analysis

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    In the play ‘ A View From The Bridge” The protagonist Eddie, an Italian immigrant, seems to have complex relationship with who seems to be his wife’s orphaned niece Catherine throughout the whole play. At the beginning of Act 1, Catherine and Eddie appeared to have an authoritative father and a compliant daughter like relationship. “Come over here.” This command clearly highlights how demanding and authoritative Eddie is with Catherine. The imperative verb “Come” illustrates how Eddie sees himself

  • A View From the Bridge Essay

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    Eddie Carbone is an American-Sicilian man working in Brooklyn. He works as a longshoreman: carrying crates and goods from the ships. He is quite a large man. His job requires him to be strong and a good worker. In other words he is very masculine. He is an ordinary man. He lives with his wife and niece, whom he treats like a daughter, and like all good men should do, he works every day to provide them with enough money to survive on. Eddie is a man’s man. He lives within a close-knit community of

  • A View from the Bridge Essay

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    A View from the Bridge *Works Cited Not Included The first scene begins with a fight. Obviously this introduction is indicative of some kind of intense emotion to follow. An aura of passionate emotions continues to surface throughout the play. The mood is set immediately. The audience knows that whatever is to come will be fiery and fervent. Ironically, the opening scene is the climax itself. By using this structure, the author gets right to the point that Eddie Carbone is a self-destructive character