Women In Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

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In A View From the Bridge, Miller presents women as being loyal, respect worthy and strong, such that they are able to impact the audience's response towards Eddie as we begin to lose faith in him, which helps illustrate Eddie’s hamartia. Through the presentation of the characters, we start to get some answers concerning how structured women's lifestyles were, but more interestingly how the presentation of dominant characters play a role in the audience's perception of female characters. Throughout the play, Beatrice and Catherine are depicted as having a loyal relationship with each other, which makes them more respectable. Consistently, Beatrice is often fighting for Catherine’s independence, one significant example being Catherine’s offer…show more content…
Eddie Carbone is constantly making comments and remarks about Catherine’s dress code.“[The skirt is] too short” and “What the high heels for, Garbo”. The employment of the harsh adverb “too”, presents Edie as being judgmental and chauvinistic develop dislike towards him, thus more appreciation for the women. The questioning tone use in “what the high heels for”, suggest that Eddie is restricting the women of their freedom. By presenting Eddie as a stubborn and quick-to-judge character, Miller is using this behaviour and attitude in order to present the softer side of women. The sarcastic term “Garbo” is typically associated as a sexual icon, which foreshadows Eddie’s underlying sexual desire for his own niece. Noticeably, throughout the play, both Catherine and Beatrice speak a lot less than the male characters, particularly Eddie, which suggests that the women are inferior. In addition, the presentation of the Catherine matures and develops over the two acts, which is shown through stage actions. In Act One, Catherine is presented as innocent and naive as shown through her actions like “taking his arm”, she walks to show him” and “running her hands over her skirt”, and without hesitation just listens to what Eddie says, which suggests that she had no mind of her own. However, The beginning of Act 2 is a turning point, for

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