Essays Tagged: "A View from the Bridge"

"A View From the Bridge" by Arthur Miller. Describe symbolism throughout the play

A View From the BridgeThe whole of this play involves symbolism, on many different levels. The end s ... nd scene, in which Eddie takes his own life with his own knife is symbolic of the self-destructive nature that led to such an ending. As Arthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek tragedy´ it ... rthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek tragedy´ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie´s sexuality, which drove him to his drastic actions and eventually death. Durin ...

(3 pages) 89 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller.

A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, is a study in manipulation. Throughout the text, the main ... Miller, is a study in manipulation. Throughout the text, the main characters of Eddie, Catherine, Beatrice, Rodolpho and Marco both struggle to dominate others and accept being dominated. The lines of ... both struggle to dominate others and accept being dominated. The lines of power are drawn quite clearly to begin with; Eddie is evidently the dominant power-holder. However throughout the narrative t ...

(5 pages) 101 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A View From The Bridge" by Arthur Miller.

Question 4:"Plays are structured so that the resolution of conflict appears as a 'natural' or inevitable consequen ... at the resolution of conflict appears as a 'natural' or inevitable consequence of the moral or ethical concerns raised in the play. Discuss""Above all else, tragedy requires the finest appreciation by ... iscuss""Above all else, tragedy requires the finest appreciation by the writer of cause and effect" Arthur MillerThe role of the playwrite as a true moral force is an ideology that Arthur Miller no do ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A view from the Bridge.

I feel that the success of any play would depend very much on how the audience is affected by what is present ... lay would depend very much on how the audience is affected by what is presented on stage. How the playwrite conveys the themes to the audience is an important factor in the enjoyment of a drama. In th ... e audience is an important factor in the enjoyment of a drama. In this instance I personally feel that the drama "a view from the bridge" is successful on many levels. For starters, in the beginning t ...

(18 pages) 67 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Eddie's fate. Is eddies fate as inevitable as Alfieri suggests?

"I knew where he was heading, I knew where he was going to end"Is Eddie's fate as inevitable as Alfieri suggests?Right ... die's fate as inevitable as Alfieri suggests?Right from the start of A View From The Bridge, during Alfieri's first monologue, he suggests that the story will not have a happy ending and it will run t ... gests that the story will not have a happy ending and it will run through a bloody course. Whenever Alfieri comes on stage the lighting fades and he is spot lit. This brings a certain gloom to the set ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This Essay was assigned for my honors class and has to explain the stories irriversible decision and their consequences.

A View From the Bridge is about the dramatic life of a family in Brooklyn. Arthur Miller at first ma ... about the dramatic life of a family in Brooklyn. Arthur Miller at first makes life seem simple and easy in their little home. Eddie is the compassionate uncle who cares for his niece and his wife Beat ... ssionate uncle who cares for his niece and his wife Beatrice. Like anyone that lives together Eddie and Catherine have their small fights and disagreements but, usually work things out together. For i ...

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller.

Aurther Millers A View From The Bridge:AlfieryMany hundreds of years ago, the ancient Greeks produce ... he Bridge:AlfieryMany hundreds of years ago, the ancient Greeks produced the first theatre. This theatre, at first, had no actors, and the numerous chorus figures told the whole story, which was usual ... he whole story, which was usually a tragedy. Later, in the 6th century B.C., Thespis introduced the actor. The chorus figure was still in plays - he now commented on the action, divided it into scenes ...

(6 pages) 39 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Doom and Staging from 'A View From A Bridge'

Arthur Miller wrote 'A View from the Bridge´ in 1955. The structure of this play is relatively ... he Bridge´ in 1955. The structure of this play is relatively uncomplicated. It is set in the late 1940´s amidst the Sicilian community in Brooklyn, New York. It is said to be a modern vers ... Brooklyn, New York. It is said to be a modern version of a Greek tragedy with its powerful speeches and references to fate. A lawyer, Alfieri re-tells his account as he 'oversees´ the events tha ...

(15 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How does Arthur Miller Capture and Sustain the Audience's Attention Through the Relationships Portrayed in 'A View from the Bridge.'

'A View from the Bridge' is about the relationship between the Carbone family. Hey live in Redhook, B ... lationship between the Carbone family. Hey live in Redhook, Brooklyn, New York, but it is still not as poor as where Rodolfo and Marco come from. One of the main characters is Catherine, who is 17 and ... come from. One of the main characters is Catherine, who is 17 and lives with her aunt and uncle, Beatrice and Eddie. Rodolfo and Marco are Beatrice's cousins' who have come over from Italy as illegal ...

(3 pages) 40 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Choose 3 moments of heightened drama in the play 'A View from the Bridge'. Explain how Arthur Miller builds up dramatic tension and where you think the sympathies of the audience lie.

Arthur Miller was born in New York in 1915. He wrote many plays with various subjects but the most w ... wrote many plays with various subjects but the most well known play is The Crucible. The Crucible was written primarily on the subject of the witch-hunts in Salem. Although the subject of the play wa ... subject of the witch-hunts in Salem. Although the subject of the play was as such, the play is in-fact based on the McCarthy hearings in the late 1940s. The McCarthy hearings were basically a way of ...

(7 pages) 60 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discussion of the representation of masculinity in the Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge', considering the extent to which the male characters are more acted upon than acting.

Masculinity is a prevalent theme in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge. The four leading male cha ... ur Miller's A View From The Bridge. The four leading male characters in the play; Eddie, Rodolpho, Marco and Alfieri; each play different roles and different types of men. Miller has represented men a ... different types of men. Miller has represented men and masculinity in an unforgiving light in the play. It appears that it is men that confuse and create problems in the characters' lives. Each charac ...

(7 pages) 40 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller.

A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, is a study in manipulation. Throughout the text, the main ... Miller, is a study in manipulation. Throughout the text, the main characters of Eddie, Catherine, Beatrice, Rodolpho and Marco both struggle to dominate others and accept being dominated. The lines of ... both struggle to dominate others and accept being dominated. The lines of power are drawn quite clearly to begin with Eddie is evidently the dominant power-holder. However throughout the narrative th ...

(5 pages) 23 1 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How does Miller make the opening scene of Act 2 of "A View from the Bridge" dramatic?

"A View from the Bridge" is set in Brooklyn in the 1950s. It is about the Carbone family, Eddie, his ... set in Brooklyn in the 1950s. It is about the Carbone family, Eddie, his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece Catherine. Beatrice cousin's Marco and Rodolpho migrate form Italy, and come to stay with ... Rodolpho migrate form Italy, and come to stay with the Carbone family. This is when the conflict starts.Alfieri is a lawyer in his fifties. He is the narrator of the play; he tells the audience what ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller, the author of "A View from the Bridge" wrote the play in the 1950's after working in ... of "A View from the Bridge" wrote the play in the 1950's after working in a Brooklyn shipyard. He was familiar with the immigrant as both his parents were immigrants to the United States. This may ha ... both his parents were immigrants to the United States. This may have been the inspiration to write "A View from the Bridge" but nonetheless he had a good knowledge of the immigrant society and therefo ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The "Falseness" of the American Dream in Arthur Miller's Writing

Many associate the American Dream with the years following World War II. One sees the 1950's as movie ... Dream with the years following World War II. One sees the 1950's as movies and books portray them; a happy-go-lucky time where every household has two-point-five children, a dog, and a picket fence a ... re every household has two-point-five children, a dog, and a picket fence around their house. Many families strive and work all their lives to fulfill their American Dream, but when reality sets in, t ...

(13 pages) 28 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller was born in Harlem in 1915, which was then a mixed racial, middle class area. His fami ... m in 1915, which was then a mixed racial, middle class area. His family were Jewish immigrants from Austria. The family moved to Brooklyn where the play is set. Through which they battled the Wall Str ... to Brooklyn where the play is set. Through which they battled the Wall Street crash and depression. After school Miller started work with his father but decided it was not for him and to find another ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Views from the bridge

Time is just time, but to live is to live During the period of the 1955's Arthur Miller wrote A View from the Bridge, and then in before this during the time of the Greek God ... ew from the Bridge, and then in before this during the time of the Greek Gods Sophocles wrote the play Oedipus the King. Both of these were plays had many situations and similarities that happened to ... situations and similarities that happened to the main characters. Even though these stories took place in different times both could relate to the characters problems or similarities. No matter what ...

(6 pages) 1188 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A View From The Bridge

In “A View from the Bridge”, Arthur Miller uses several strategies to convey the setting to the rea ... several strategies to convey the setting to the readers, the most important of which include the characters’ language, their circumstances, and their general attitude towards the law.Miller esta ... ircumstances, and their general attitude towards the law.Miller establishes the characters’ relatively low economic and social standing through their language. Non-standard English– “ai ...

(3 pages) 38 1 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A view from the bridge: To what extent can the play be said to be about competing notions of justice?

A View from the BridgeArthur Miller creates a contrast between the different values and attitudes of ... ntrast between the different values and attitudes of all characters in A View from the Bridge. They are two competitive notions of justice. Justice can be defined as: ‘fair treatment, being just. ... of justice. Justice can be defined as: ‘fair treatment, being just. A legal proceeding’. A View from the bridge was originally produced in 1955. The play was set in the 1950’s, and foc ...

(5 pages) 1446 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Honour and justice are two very important issues in the play "A View From the Bridge" by Arthur Miller, how does the author present these issues through the characters and action in the play?

Wikipedia says honour is “the concept of a direct relation between one's virtues (or "values") and thei ... cept of a direct relation between one's virtues (or "values") and their status within society” and that justice is “the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons”. Honour and j ... e ideal, morally correct state of things and persons”. Honour and justice are in fact the two main issues surrounding Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”. We can see these two ...

(4 pages) 3765 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers