He is part of the American culture, but
also part of the Italian culture, he also knew the family "I had
represented his father in an accident case some years before, and I
was acquainted with the family in a casual way." This is why he is
able to give a balanced opinion and to counsel Eddie (though his
advice is not understood or not taken in by Eddie).
Though, even Alfieri is not
completely removed from the happenings of the play, he takes an active
part in the play as well as providing the 'chorusÂ´ character of the
Greek format that Miller used.
Arthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek
tragedyÂ´ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie's
sexuality, which drove him to his drastic actions and eventually
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. include (1944) (1947), (1949), (1953), and (1955), (1964), (1964), (1968), (1972), (1977), and. Later plays include (1991), (1993), (1994), (1998), (2002), and (2004). Other works include Situation Normal, reportage (1944), a novel (1945), , first published as a short story (1957), a screenplay (1960) and then as cinema novel (1961), and the texts for (1969), (1977), and (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include (1984), and an autobiography (1987). Short fiction includes the collection (1967), the novella, (1995) and (2007). Essay collections published in his lifetime include The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (1978, 1996) and Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays 1944 – 2000, as well as individually published volumes ‘The Crucible’ in History (2000) and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
As Arthur 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.
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The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller is based on a real
Brooklyn community in New York, which is largely about Italian
immigrants in USA in the 1940s/50s.
Miller was an essayist and playwright, that had won many award for his work such as all my sons, death of a salesman, one of the many plays he had written was a view from the bridge....
personally feel that the most likely reason for Arthur Miller's naming
of the play as "A View from the Bridge" is the obvious metaphor of the