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I knew where he was heading I knew where he was going to end Is Eddies fate as inevitable as Alfieri suggests Right from the start of A View From The Bridge during Alfieris first monologue he suggests 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 The effect it produces is very powerful and produces a sense of foreboding After a couple of appearances from Alfieri we start to think about why the tone changes so much when he speaks Arthur Miller was very interested in Greek drama Most plays would end with death I feel that Arthur Miller ties in his love for Greek drama into A View From The Bridge and he offers Alfieri as a modern day Greek chorus another aspect of Greek drama He comes in frequently to summarise what is happening but is also a very important character in the play itself Alfieri seems to know more about Eddies situation than any of the other characters in the play Right from the start he senses Eddies feelings for Catherine and throughout seems to know more about what is happening than any of Eddies family There are many things that contribute to Eddies fate I feel that the suppression of his feelings is a main factor Eddies suppression of feelings leads to anger and jealousy of Catherine and Rodolpho Right from the start of the play we notice how Eddie has hidden feelings for Catherine He does not like Catherine wearing slightly revealing clothes This is shown when he says I think its too short Eddie also didnt approve of the way Catherine was walking Now dont aggravate me Katie you are walkin wavy Eddie does not want Catherine walking wavy because he doesnt want other
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