Conflict Between Rodolpho And Eddie In A View From The Bridge By Arthur Miller
"and he takes and puts his filthy hands on her like a goddamn thief!"
"He's stealing from me!"
Eddie insults Rodolpho by calling him a thief and saying his hands are filthy."and he takes and puts his filthy hands on her like a goddamn thief!"This shows that Eddie does not think Rodolpho’s intentions with Catherine are right and he is jealous of their relationship. Eddie is possessive of Catherine and by calling him a thief he is implying that Catherine is his property."He's stealing from me!"Miller portrays conflict between Eddie and Rodolpho for fueled by judgemental and jealous reasons.
Conflict between American and Sicilian codes:
“In my country he would be dead by now. He would not live for long.” …show more content…
Another prevalent conflict in a view from the bridge is conflict between Rodolpho and Eddie caused by Eddie’s selfishness.
Eddie deliberately attacks Rodolpho and creates awkwardness between them as he is jealous of Catherine and Rodolpho’s relationship so he tries to make things difficult for him."I seen greenhorns sometimes get in trouble that way - they think that just because a girl don't go around with a shawl over her head that she ain't strict."
Another kind of conflict is marital conflict between Eddie and Catherine.
“When will I be a wife again?”
Eddie’s wife makes it very clear from the start that her and Eddie are having marital troubles.“When will I be a wife again?” When she asks him when he will treat her like a wife again it makes it clear to the audience that they have had problems for a while and Eddie has not been giving her the attention he used to. However we soon come to understand why as we know that Eddie’s feelings are elsewhere (with his niece, Catherine). Although there is conflict between these two characters throughout the whole play, this conflict is resolved when at the end, Eddie turns to Beatrice in his dying breaths. In spite of everything they have been through Beatrice’s strong love for Eddie withstands everything and she is by his side when he needs her the …show more content…
Marco has been respectful towards Eddie since the start but he intervenes to prove to Eddie that he is on his brother’s side. He does this by demonstrating his superior strength and by intimidating Eddie in the chair scene.“Marco is face to face with Eddie, a strained tension gripping his eyes and jaw, his neck stiff, the chair raised like a weapon over Eddie’s head.”
After Eddie calls up the immigration bureau and informs on them, Marco’s life is ruined. He cannot earn money to send to his starving family in Italy so Eddie’s mistake ruins Marco’s future and that of his children. He shouts and spits at Eddie in front of the entire neighbourhood and eventually kills Eddie by turning his knife back on him. The tension in Marco had built up so much that finally he could not contain his anger. Miller presents the conflict between Eddie and Marco in a violent and physical way unlike the conflict between Eddie and Rodolpho which is more verbal.This is an example of dangerous conflict that ends in someone’s