View from the Bridge (Philip Allan Literature Guide (for Gcse))
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View from the Bridge (Philip Allan Literature Guide (for Gcse))

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Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:'Times New Roman'; panose-1:0 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:50331648 0 0...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published June 18th 2010 by Philip Allan Updates (first published 1955)
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Huda Yahya
Nov 23, 2013 Huda Yahya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Hend

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 died
his 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 a...more
Anum
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 more importantly feminity is explicitly laughed at through out, even discouraged. The fact that C...more
Anna Fhaumnuaypol
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...more
Dido
Feb 18, 2014 Dido rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dido by: Pınar Kurban
Sanırım bazı tiyatro oyunlarını okumak, izlemekten daha iyi; zihni özgür bırakıyor. Sahneye, dekora, oyuncunun kostümüne ve mimiklerine sıkışmıyor; oyuncunun sesini duyurmak için bağırmasıyla kırılmıyor cam. (buraya bir keşke: KREK'te bir oyun izleyebilmiş olsaydım...)

Okuduğum en güzel oyunlardan biriydi diyebilirim. Oldukça sade ve sürükleyiciydi. 2 perdeden oluşan oyunun ilk perdesinin sonundaki şiddet, dizi izleyen teyze misali "olm kaç ordan kaç geliyo dayak" diye serzenişlere sürükledi beni...more
Lynne
This play is my second dip into Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman was naturally the first), and in both plays he has a wonderful way of melding the structure of a Greek play with the "everyman" in a modern-day setting. Alfieri, an attorney, is the narrator of this play and takes on the role of the Greek chorus, explaining to the audience/reader what is happening and giving a voice to moral and social mores of the time. And in true classic form, Alfieri ends the play by giving us a bit of advice...more
Frederick
I'm not sure Alfieri worked for me, but the rest of it was pure realism. I read the play just yesterday, however, so I may change my mind as I ponder the play in the next few days and weeks.
Let me point out that I find the TV show ALL IN THE FAMILY seems to have taken its dynamic from this play, right down to the oft-repeated theme of Archie Bunker's daughter not being "his little girl anymore." The bit with the lifting of the chair figures in an episode of that series. Obviously, family dynami...more
Wael Mahmoud
A little good play. It looks like a Tennessee Williams' play but with Miller's touch.

The characters are a stereotypes, you expect every move but all that doesn't boring you and that's what makes it a good play.
Pamela
I read this literature text for one of my modules. Darn, it was pretty boring; unimaginative. Wouldn't have read it if I do not have to take that module. Nevertheless, I do in a weird sense enjoy reading books that are not too interesting once in a while (it only took me a few hours to finish reading so that's alright - only a little time was wasted, ha). Just so I'll have more appreciation for those I love.

Having state the negatives, there is one thing I like about this book and that is the dr...more
Ingrid Kirkegaard
I've also just read All My Sons, and it's a bit disappointing to read A View from a Bridge at the same time, because although in conception they seem so different — All My Sons is about a father who betrays his sons by allowing faulty aircraft parts to be fitted to planes which crash, killing other young airmen, while A View from a Bridge is about an uncle who betrays four illegal immigrants despite having harboured two of them, because he is infatuated with the niece he has brought up — themati...more
Chuck O'Connor
Arthur Miller has his omniscient narrator conclude this drama with the adage, "Most of the time now we settle for half and I like it better. But the Truth is holy . . ." Miller's plays always hit me with this sense of holiness. There is a depth of meaning to the ugliness of the human impulse balanced by a desire for goodness within his stories. This play is no exception to that quality. I love that. He continues to be my favorite playwright.
Elena Calvo
Arthur Miller is a master of literature and has left us a quite interesting heritage when it comes to the human being and its psyche. This is a play that takes place in NYC and mainly deals with Italian migrants, with ilegal immigration and the tragedy it is and the tragedy that can become when drama arouses among human beings and being an illegal immigrant is banned by law, as if we human beings couldnt move freely and were destined to be caled within what somebody named "nation". This might be...more
Alexa Townsend
I don't want to like this play but I do. The unusualness of the tale draws me in. The way Arthur Miller keeps things hidden and never lets the characters speak the problem has fascinated me as to how he then allows the reader to catch on. I find Alfieri's role a bit of a disappointment as he is obviously a narrator and I would have liked to have seen Miller eliminate his role and try to portray it clearly through the main characters. Having said that, I also believe his role is significant as he...more
Carol
Creepy, honest, tragic. This is exactly the kind of mental loop you don't want to find yourself in if you can help it... Not that you could if you were.
Juliette
Arthur Miller is such a gifted writer and playwright. I loved teaching this play in my high school theatre classes.
John Campbell
This is an excellent play. Miller's bold exploration of paternal love, the limits and dangers of family ties, is as staggering as it is unsettling. Both dramatically and morally, its impact is grounded in the truth that the decisions we make in spurts of futile desperation and resentment can sometimes be the ones that have the most destructive effects. Despite being a fan of Miller's more famous play, The Crucible, it was fascinating to see what Miller can do within a shorter time-scale. Indeed,...more
PostDC
This play was given to me by a student who was finding a lot of parallels to our current text, "A Streetcar Named Desire." I had a read and agree with his insights. This is a short but provocative play about the influx of immigrants in the late 40s and 50s and an uncle who has raised his niece and has difficulty letting go of her as she becomes a woman. It becomes blatantly obvious that he has sexual feelings for her, which I'm sure made for some highly controversial theater in the 50s. This is...more
Ana Ruiz
My first introduction to A View from the Bridge was "it's written by Arthur Miller... he was Marylin Monroe's husband!"

That should have been warning enough.

I mean, what was a world-famous dramatist doing with a world-famous sex bomb? I know that it might sound sort of stereotyped to write it, but I have history to back me up. After all it's not like they lived happily ever after, like most writing couples and acting couples do.

(I have just had the funny epiphany that Arthur Miller must have had...more
Adam
I read this at a funny time. I finished the last page just days before a band of Italian in-laws arrived on a visit from the old country. This scenario happens to be set-up for A View from the Bridge, something I didn’t know before I began it. Needless to say, the similarities between my family’s visit and Eddie’s family’s visit end there.

I think that by reading Miller’s own introduction, I appreciated the play more. He lays out his intentions bare, sort of a unusual thing for a writer to do. Th...more
Cormac
cormac reilly april 22, 2010
A view from the bridge
By Arthur Miller
This book is about a family that is from brooklyn. then two illegal immigrants come from Italy come and stays at there house and one of the immigrants name was Rodolpho. Rodolpho and the daughter of the family were going to get married and the father of the daughter did not support he thought Rodolpho only wanted to get married to her for her green card. But then at the end there could be some consequences.

My favorite character in...more
Jim Leckband
You know how the Anglo white male patriarch in modern popular culture can safely be villainized? Part of that is that they (we?) still are perceived to have too much power and piddly little things like plays, movies and TV shows that portray them badly might actually prop up this power - as the medieval Chinese used to shower their neighbors with tributes to show how magnificent they were.

Eddie in this play is that white guy villain. There isn't much to recommend him to us before he acts up. I g...more
Michelle
After having written numerous essays based on AVFTB, it is evident that there are plenty of things to discover in this play. This is one of the reasons why I was full of praise for Miller. AVFTB is a tragic play featuring some Greek elements. Each character develops around different themes and often one theme is related to many characters. For instance, under the theme jealousy, Beatrice and Catherine or Eddie and Roldofo can be discussed. Beatrice is envious of Eddie’s interest for Catherine wh...more
Emma Lauren
A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, is the story of Eddie Carbone, a seemingly normal Brooklyn man, who works unloading ships, and lives with his wife, Beatrice, and his orphaned niece, Catherine. It is obvious from the start of this play that Eddie and Catherine have a very strong relationship, as though she was really his daughter. Or so it seems... When Beatrice's cousins from Italy illegally immigrate to America, they stay with Eddie and his family. Their names are Marco and Rodolpho. M...more
علی
تک پرده ای "نگاهی از پل" یا "چشم اندازی از پل" یک تراژدی مدرن است. در اواخر دهه ی چهل شمسی، حمید سمندریان این نمایش نامه را با بازی هنرجویان دانشکده ی تیاتر، در تالار هنرهای زیبا روی صحنه آورد. نمایش نامه به نام "چشم اندازی از پل" توسط "م. امین موید" به فارسی برگردانده شده و در 1342 منتشر شده است
در سال های اوائل دهه ی چهل، یک آقای آمریکایی در دانشکده ی ادبیات بود (پروفسور کویین بی؟) که گویا ادبیات انگلیسی درس می داد، و برخی از آثار تنسی ویلیامز و آرتور میللر را در تالار فردوسی دانشکده روی صحنه آ...more
Núria
Siempre me pasa lo mismo con las obras de teatro contemporaneas, me pueden gustar pero contadas veces me llegaran a entusiasmar. Con 'Panorama desde el puente' me ha vuelto a pasar y ahora mismo sólo podría recordar la excepción de 'Esperando a Godot' de Beckett. Así que otra vez me he vuelto a quedar con la sensación de echar en falta algo, quizás algo de fuerza y algo más de desarrollo de los personajes. Quizás si viera una buena representación cambiaría de opinión.

El caso es que esta vez me h...more
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Holly
First and foremost, I hate books that are assigned to me from school. But this? This was a surprise for me. I enjoyed it a lot!
We all got to act out scenes and see the play in full swing for ourselves. It was amazing.

Seeing the play boosted up another star for this book! I enjoyed Eddie's character and the way I witnessed him wilt away and turn kinda crazy.
I loved that he had a forbidden love for Catherine, but she never loves him back. It was just WOW. Arthur Miller really deserves kudos and hi...more
Jessica
Like several of Arthur Miller’s plays, his 1955 work A View from the Bridge is often heralded as an American classic. This praise is not without substance; Bridge is a powerful piece about an Italian-American family - husband and wife Beatrice and Eddie and their orphaned teenage niece Catherine - living in Brooklyn, who decide to shelter a pair of illegal Italian immigrants. When Catherine begins to fall for one of the Italian men - blonde, singing-enthusiast Rodolpho - the family dynamics are...more
Katie
It was a school book so it was sort of all you can expect from a book you read in school.
I'm writing this review before I actually have to study the play because I can guarantee I will hate it after that. Right now though, I find the character's reasonably engaging and the plot nice and easy to follow.
Overall, pretty good and a nice quick read.
Julie
I didn't expect to enjoy this half as much as I did! I read it for a book on acting which suggests you read the material mentioned (getting through a chapter that way takes forever, let me tell you) but I found the play to be both entertaining and engaging. I look forward to reading more of Arthur Miller's work.
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