A View from the Bridge – Literary Criticism
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I believe that the main issue that Arthur Miller addresses in A View from the Bridge is how human beings will be unable to change their disposition and take away the primitive nature that is embedded deeply into us; which is the essence and foundation of our existence.
Extreme feelings such as irrationality are part of who we are. There is no one in this world that can deny that they have ever done something irrational, but the sad truth is that they do and societies and neighborhoods have set up moral laws where is a man acts extremely or is not able to contain the ‘primitive’ feelings inside him, he will be offered terrible repercussions, so it is a ‘question of society versus the individual.’ This is illustrated in A View from the Bridge where Eddie Carbone is prevented by the strict moral law of the neighbourhood to confess his real feelings for Catherine, not only to others around him but also to himself. He is driven......
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