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Arthur Miller Sz Mos Olyan Kritikus Hangv Tel Vagy M Ly Gondolatokat Tartalmaz Essz T, Cikket S Tanulm Nyt Rt, Amelyekkel Ugyanolyan M Ly Hat St Gyakorol Olvas Ira, Mint Darabjaival A Sz Nh Zak K Z Ns G Re E K Tetben Kor Bban Kiadatlan Esetenk Nt N Letrajz Jelleg Munk It Gy Jt Tt K Ssze, Amelyek Vil Gosan, Dr Mai Kegyetlens Ggel, Id Nk Nt M Rn Ki Precizit Ssal Dombor Tj K Ki A Sz Zad M Sodik Fel Nek Bizonyos Esem Nyeit Az Essz K N Melyike Megvil G Tja A Vil Got Egykor S Az Ta Is Foglalkoztat T Rt N Sek Megh Kkent H Tter T, Egy B M Vei Az Egyre Sikeresebb V L R Let Nek Jeleneteit Mutatj K Be Miller Rdekes, Id Nk Nt Sokkol V Lem Nyt Form Lt A Vil Gh Bor R L, A Holokausztr L, Az Antiszemitizmusr L, Az Es S As Vekben Kelet Eur P Ban Zajl Esem Nyekr L Er Sen Foglalkoztatta, Hogy A Harcokb L H Sk Nt Vagy Vesztesk Nt Hazat R Katon K Hogyan K Pesek Visszailleszkedni A Civil H Tk Znapokba, Megvizsg Lta Azt A Hiszt Rikus Antikommunizmust, Amely Bizonyos Id Szakban Amerik T Martin Jarvis directs Arthur Miller s 1955 award winning masterpiece Recorded specially in the US for Drama On 3 Alfred Molina leads an all star American cast Universal themes of family, guilt, loyalty, sexual attraction, jealousy and love in a powerful story about illegal immigration that still resonates to our time 60 years later.Miller s finest play Italian American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York 1950s.Lawyer Alfieri our narrator confides to listeners there are cases where he can only watch as they run their bloody course.Longshoreman Eddie Carbone lives with his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece, Catherine, in a Brooklyn tenement He has a love of, almost an obsession with, 17 year old Catherine Beatrice s Italian cousins are being smuggled into the country The family hide the illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho, while they work on the docks Eddie s increasing suspicion and jealousy of Rodolpho s developing relationship with Catherine he ain t right, he cooks, he sings, he makes dresses eventually leads to betrayal and a tragic confrontationDaniel Just as we are nearing the end of these centenary celebrations hosted by Auntie, an flister points in the direction of Miller s insincerity and lines that just two days ago I would have looked on as strengthening, I now see as pieces of pissed in Pampers posited on pathway in patters of precipitation My oh my you are muttering among yourselves, Bettie has lost the plot with that pained passage of P s The paradigm has shifted, that s what has happened, all those deep lines, the panoply he gave us, has paled into papery insignificance Miller made a pretty penny by playing the parenting cardMost people ain t People, says Eddie Carbone. Daniel Eddie Carbone Alfred MolinaAlfieri Hector ElizondoBeatrice Carbone Jane KaczmarekCatherine Melissa BenoistMarco Reid ScottRodolpho Matthew WolfLouis Andre SogliuzzoTony Andre SogliuzzoFirst Immigration Officer Andre SogliuzzoMike Darren RichardsonSecond Immigration Officer Darren Richardson Just remember kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away .A lawyer narrates and advises characters in this tragic classic play of the 1950 s set in a tenement not far from the Brooklyn Bridge..All is well with longshoreman Uncle Eddie, kind hearted Aunt Beatrice and live in niece Catherine.until the secret guests from Italy arrive and Uncle Eddie turns from generous and welcoming to jealous, difficult and self serving resulting in disastrous encounters and dark consequences..Much intensity among intriguing characters Was unaware Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe for 5 years Although I didn t agree with all that Eddie has done but I cant help loving his kindness and generosity with Catherine the daughter of his wife s sister that he adopted after she diedhis fault was that he loved Catherine so much.He says, I took out of my own mouth to give to her.,I walked hungry plenty days in this city he gave a warm welcome to his wife s Italian cousins Marco and Rodolpho when they first arrived He opened his doors to them,and declared that it was an honor to have them at the house.They are both very gracious for the hospitality Marco tells Eddie that he has three children and a wife back home that he will be sending money to Rodolpho, the young blonde brother, has no family and intends to stay in the country as long as possibleEddie thinks that Rodolpho is untrustworthyEddie becomes jealous of the time he spends with Catherine he was looking for an excuse not to like him he supposes that Rodolfo is gay the way he sing and dance, the fact that he can sew and cook Eddie tells Catherine that Rodolpho just wants to marry her to become a citizen..For me this play raises a question,Why someone would be generous is it something he cant control,he is born to be soAnd is happy that he helped others and need nothing from them Or is it because he can be proud that he has done good.and expecting other to appreciate it,would this person still be generous, when he wanna all the time hear how much those others are grateful for what he had done.And in return obey his orders even if they are not convinced A symbolic action Marco challenges Eddie to lift a chair by one its legs with only one of his arms Eddie can t do it Was this Marco s warning to Eddie Was it a promise of violence, which Marco laterDid I can t believe I just rated a school book read for academic purposes 5 stars I first read it in class with my English teacher, I found it super boring and uninteresting However, now that I have to revise it for my finals, I really took it seriously and read it in depth I found out how this play fully captures me for the whole time reading and analyzing it The characters, their struggles and problems are so easy to relate to Eddie and his hard working life as a longshoreman who is a tragic hero who has developed so much as a character from the beginning of the play to the end, I think I have never seen such a big character development that is both obvious and subtle at the same time I remember one amazing essay Miller wrote about Eddie that he is a Tragedy of a Common Man , Miller believes that the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were , and that it is not the fact that tragic heroes have been royal that makes them resonate with modern audience, it s the fact that they share the same problems as we do today, the same flaws fears and hopes Alfieri, a witty lawyer who is like a chorus in a greek tragedy and who I personally admire his decision making and reasons Beatrice, a warm motherly housewife Catherine, a rebellious young woman who is yet so innocent and naive when it comes to experiencing the real world Rodolfo, a carefree blondie who sings, cooks and dances like a professional Marco, the stereotypical Sicilian macho Let s start from my favorite character Eddie I found Eddie s character so complex yet so simple He is just an ordinary hard working longshoreman who has a lovely wife and a niece who he is protective of, but it s than just that There are his immoderate love for his niece, his action and other themes that revolve around As I said, it s complex I know people say that his immoderate love for Catherine is obviously romantic, but call me weird, I also find it sensibly fatherly He has a point, when he realizes that it s not right that Rodolfo an Italian immigrant who escapes from Sicily and stays in his house to work in the States to from no where takes Catherine his niece away from him overlooking him because he s not her father and doesn t respect him by asking her out without his permission I understand that she s not his, not a belonging, not a possession, she will one day has to go and he has to let her But, she is so young I know that seventeen back in the fifties is considered to be an adult already and naive considering her lack of real life experience She can do way much better, and that s exactly what Eddie says He says that if she has to go, then go But don t end up marrying someone the same class as them as he struggles so much to pay for her to finish high school and learn Stenography and to get a good job maybe in New York a better neighborhood but she still ends up working at a plumbing company in the same kind of neighborhood and about to get married to an illegal immigrant who may or may not we still do not know for sure be after her American Citizenship It s complicated, isn t it We, as readers, have so many different views with the plot and the complex characters I love it I can t believe I just said that But I really love this play My friends are going to laugh at me But whatever I admit that I love A View from the Bridge, a school book, read for academic purposes, that all of my friends are dying to get over with I think it really is that type of book that leaves me thinking about the characters, about what happened next, about the real meaning of everything Whether Rodolfo really loves her, and does there marriage last What happens to Marco after Eddie is killed Does he get sent back or get imprisoned in the States while his family starve back in Italy It s funny how I don t agree with everyone in my class that believes that Eddie is a homophobic and a creepy guy who loves his own niece I found Eddie to be such an admirable character He is a tragic figure He is an ordinary man, who has ordinary flaws of letting go, of being selfish and greedy, who wants everything for himself His actions within the play are completely motivated by his own desires, which yes is bad, because it is at the expense of others it s selfish However, humanity is selfish, we do things we want or like to do, it s a fact all of us can t deny I cannot emphasize how much I love the last paragraph of the play in which Alfieri says Most of the time we settle for half and I like it better Even as I know how wrong he was, and his death useless, I tremble, for I confess that something perversely pure calls to me from his memory not purely good, but himself purely And yet, it is better to settle for half, it must be And so I mourn him I admit it with a certain.alarm.The paragraph is so simple It is easy to understand yet it s so deep and meaningful It sums up the whole play perfectly It deals with the central conflict in A View from the Bridge, what is right and what is wrong morally and legally should be settled halfway Being true to what you feel and fight for yourself, doing whatever you want and what s best for you without considering the expense of others, yes is quite admirable but to a certain limit because people must act halfway to preserve the rules of community and the nature of law, you cannot go rob a bank to give it to the poor like Robin Hood because you think it s right morally to share the money to everyone because at the same time it s legally wrong The same goes for this novel, Eddie s action is wrong morally and right legally He snitches on Marco and Rodolfo to The Immigration Bureau which he is doing the right thing following the law of the land but the wrong thing in terms of moral decency betraying his own cousins Irrationality is also how Alfieri defines acting wholly The human animal becomes irrational when he acts fully on his instincts just as Eddie does in the play I agree that what he did, snitching on his own cousins was really bad and crossing the line However, I also understand his desperation to keep Catherine with him and his anger resulting from his stubbornness to accept other people s opinion or reasons and his selfishness to let go Miller tries to show readers to see that what Eddie does is wrong, loving his own niece and betraying his own cousin I also heard that this point is linked to Miller s personal life, when he was called to testify in front of the House Un American Activities Committee to name names of communist sympathizers during the McCarthy Era Miller, like Eddie, was faced with the problem of choosing to be American or not, to choose whether to name names of people who were doing unlawful acts or to follow the rules of law However, Miller who was loyal to his fellow artists refused to name names but like Eddie he went against the cultural consensus at the time Miller, in the play, has changed the scene rather than the mass culture supporting the extrication of possible communists, Miller chose to script a community that accepted and protected unlawful people The consequences and eventual repercussions of naming names, for Eddie Carbone, are drastic Miller used this play to strongly condemn the McCarthy trials and those who named the names of innocent artists Therefore, I truly think Eddie is a good guy but who may have been carried away with his own feeling that he doesn t stop to look for a second how his actions affect others and himself Nevertheless, if we look over the political aspect and into the familial perspective he reminds me of my father He looks out for Catherine s sake, because he works hard to raise her into a young well educated lady, she deserves better than a happy go lucky lad like Rodolfo I have nothing against him, but in terms of marriage, Catherine should be serious about what she s getting herself into and considering if he is good enough what s the rush They practically go out for what 6 months I understand that she s trying to protect Rodolfo from getting snitched and having to leave the States and her devastated and heartbroken However, Rodolfo s lack of seriousness about life as a whole concerns Eddie, and I mean, whose parents wouldn t Even if Eddie is not Catherine s father, but he is somewhat really similar, he raise her since she was young, he promised her mom to take care of Catherine on her deathbed, I mean there s a such strong connection between them that it s almost like father daughter thing Miller tries to make us think that Eddie loves Catherine than just a niece, mentioning Eddie and Beatrice s sex life or lack thereof and making Beatrice looks like she feels the immoderate love and ultimately get jealous I m pretty sure if Beatrice is Catherine s real mother and Eddie is her real father realistically, Beatrice should understand where Eddie s hate for Rodolfo is coming from and even go on his side But, Miller attempts to mix up Beatrice s emotion and thought to spice up the play, he makes Beatrice a little jealous about her husband loving the niece too much, and make her acting all sad because they don t have sex at all for months Sometimes in a play, I can feel that Beatrice does not really love Catherine that much, I can feel that she s trying to push Catherine away, persuading her that Catherine is a woman now and can think for herself, and that she is not a baby Eddie can control any It s like her advice benefit her getting rid of Catherine and finally having Eddie to herself than it benefits Catherine to stand up for her rights I personally think that parents would naturally look out for their child s sake right And if the boy is no good they would come in and at least warn us Like my father and mother would do that if they think whoever I love or going out with is not good enough, they will always come in and make it their business Because actually, it is They have the right to say whether they like the person we re going out to or not, whether their decision matters is another story Another fact that I am sure Eddie does not love Catherine than a daughter niece is because at the end of the play, instead of him accepting Catherine apology, he completely ignores her and turns to Beatrice and says Oh B and Beatrice answers him yes, yes It s like a reconciliation, a repair of their torn relationship The last minute of Eddie s life, he is reminded of who actually matters most his wife Of all the people, Beatrice is the only person who never leaves him and who constantly get dominated by Eddie but still stays by his side By her saying Yes, yes , it s like she forgives him of whatever he does her wrong and it is emotional indeed I was so in to the play at that moment Another point is that when Catherine asks him if she can work at the plumbing company and he is not happy about it because the company is in the same neighborhood despite his protectiveness and despite the fact that he doesn t like the company, he stills lets her There s a certain limit to his protectiveness I think one of the most memorable stage direction Miller writes is somewhere here, I remember I read it and I can actually feel Eddie s emotion right out of the page When Eddie sees Catherine s face after he denies to let her work at the plumbing company this is one of the stage direction After a moment of watching her face, Eddie breaks into a smile, but it almost seems that tears will form in his eyes Personally, I found the stage direction beautiful I know that one of the key to understand the play is to read the stage direction, I have to admit it, I have never really cared despite how many times my English teacher tells me to do so Now I know how much it matters It shows the complexity of the character s emotion You could look at it and think both ways Eddie is in love with this girl, why is he this emotional if he doesn t love her romantically and than just a niece Com on people He loves her But not in a pedophile way He loves her like a daughter He reminds me of a father figure, I mean think about it, of course there must be a connection, a bond, love and care in the relationship if you stay and live with someone for so long For instance, like Katniss and Rue They know each other in the arena for what how long 2 days I can t even remember But I remember the connection, the bond between them As Katniss, when Rue dies, she cries It s perfectly simple When you are so close with someone, when you live with them, of course there s a emotional attachment You feel like you don t want to lose them, you don t want to let them go I understand that for Eddie s circumstance, it s not like Catherine is going to die, but by letting her go do the job or even marrying Rodolfo, it s like pushing her away when he loves her so much like a daughter Imagine yourself in his place, I m pretty sure I m going to be acting like Eddie And oh my gosh I nearly forgot to mention how much I love Alfieri He is truly the best Greek Chrous ever He is not only witty but straight forward and clear He is truly the so called bridge the title is referring He was born in Italy but left since he was twenty five therefore, he has one foot in Italy and another in America, the two culture s ideas of what s right or what s wrong are at war inside him This makes the story interesting, when you can look at it two ways, and there are obvious reasons to prove either side of the story It makes the argument colorful and intriguing Wow, I realize how carried away I am with this review, it is so long I hope I ll do well on my English Literature paper and have this much to say It was only while half the way through this that I realized that I had actually read this once before, whilst in school I can remember detesting this after my first read as it felt like a pointless story that took the reader nowhere My second read has unveiled so much that I missed the first time Perhaps it was my lack of maturity, but I definitely did not appreciate the complexities that were packed into this short tale The nuances of human emotion and the focus on the human condition are so expertly and artfully dissected here that I can fully see why this has earned its status as a timeless classic. Strange yet simple this story was not in the least amusing I found it rather disturbing to be told the story of Eddie Carbone in such a manner, so I can only imagine the reaction I would have had if I had gone to the theatre to see it being enacted in front of my eyes The appalling undertones in the play are the first thing I would like to draw attention to.Homosexuality is ridiculed, I agree But importantly feminity is explicitly laughed at through out, even discouraged The fact that Catherine is not allowed to wear heals is an important example It is thought of as a lowly thing for a man to stoop down to the level of a woman The way the longshoremen laugh at Rodolpho when Eddie talks to them about him, their snikering especially, very clearly sheds light on this matter The fact that Rodolpho has mastered the arts, which are generally associated with women by his society, make him an object of dishonourable insults, especially at the hands of Eddie.Another rather strange undertone that I came across was that of disregard following the very first encounter Rodolpho is not acknowledged in the very beginning All seem to nod for Eddie but none other than Rodolpho nods when he is introduced.The idea of mixed affection or rather confused affection is present throughout Catherine is both flattered by and afraid of the closeness she shares with Eddie The very idea that Catherine knows what is going on and yet she decides to let it go on, even sometimes unintentionally fuelling the already blazing fire in Eddie s heart, makes one wonder what game is the woman playing The fact that she says that she meant no harm, shows that she didn t mean it but she does realise it clearly that she caused a lot of it herself This is clear from Beatrice s words We all done it The idea of nonincestuous incest is also very unique Catherine is not really Eddie s niece Instead, she is Beatrice s niece However, Arthur Miller plays ingeniously with the prejudice he knows the audiance will have against such a relationship He uses it to build a case of this sort against Eddie It is so amazing that even though one is fully aware that such a relationship, however wrong would not be incestual, still feels the right to blame Eddie of incestuous feelings The characterisation is wonderfully achieved and I almost feel like applauding the playwright on the amazing job However, I found the play a little too distressing without reason in places. Arthur Miller is worthy of worship. Arthur Miller s 1955 A View From the Bridge has the feeling of a Greek tragedy, but it s set in working class 1950s Brooklyn, in the Red Hook neighborhood with a view from the bridge I heard it again this past couple days in an audiotaped version by the LA Theater Works, starring Ed O Neill as longshoreman Eddie Carbone, who is married to Beatrice and also raising his eighteen year old orphaned niece Catherine The tale is in part narrated in the style of a Greek chorus by lawyer Alfieri, whom Eddie Carbone goes to for legal advice At the end, the lawyer reflects on the nature of Catherine, in whom he still finds something to admire Most of the time now we settle for half and I like it better But the truth is holy, and even as I known how wrong he was, and his death useless, I tremble, for I confess that something perversely pure calls to me from his memory not purely good, but himself purely, for he allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I think I will love him than all my sensible clients And yet, it is better to settle for half, it must be And so I mourn him I admit with a certain alarm Miller said that he heard the basic account that developed into the plot of A View from the Bridge from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen, who related it to him as a true story The play was first produced as a one act, then developed into a better two act play Eddie, in his zeal to raise Catherine, becomes what seems to his wife and others improperly obsessed with as in borderline interested in her niece It s been an amusing clich , I suppose, that fathers protect their daughters and have a complicated relationship with the boys that pursue them, but Eddie seems to cross over into dangerous territory As Alfieri, in his truth telling, chorus function tells Eddie, You want somethin else, Eddie, and you can never have her When Beatrice helps to bring two cousins illegally from Italy to live with them, and one of them, Rudolpho, falls in love with Catherine, Eddie doesn t approve of his niece s courtship with him His obsession jealousy spins out of control after Rudolpho asks Catherine for his hand in marriage, leading to tragic consequences The great Red Hook dialogue, all the relationships, the aspects about immigration, the investigation of masculinity, all these things make it a great play, an American tragedy. A View from the Bridge, describes the upheaval in the home of Eddie Carbone, a career longshoreman who lives with his wife, Beatrice , and her niece, Catherine , who has just been offered a secretarial job when the play begins Conflict arrives in the bodies of Marco and Rodolpho, Beatrice s cousins, newly arrived from Italy The pressure that has been building in the household as Eddie jealously disapproves of Catherine hanging around the streets in heels and complains that her new skirt is too short only intensifies Marco, who has come to America to send money to his wife and three hungry kids, is hardworking and respectful, so he and Eddie get along fine But Rodolpho is blond and sings and dances and sews, and this makes Eddie uncomfortable, especially when Rodolpho fixes his attentions on Catherine The connection Eddie and Catherine have is affectionate than the one he has with his wife, who turns a blind eye to her husband s obsessive interest in the girl.It is one of those plays in which the emotional currents run underneath dialogue as it happened in real life in an age where feelings could not be shown, when words died before being uttered because verbalizing things was too dangerous A play about work, immigration, love, desire and defeat One of those roads to doom you are happy to walk as long as you can come back to reality once you close the book or leave the theatre.