Dramatic Scenes in a View from the Bridge.

"A view from the Bridge" deals with a longshoreman by the name of Eddie Carbone that works on the docks of New York. When Eddie's Wife's cousins arrive illegally from Italy Eddie cares and looks after them in his home. The cousin's names are Marco and Rodolpho one of them is tall, dark haired, olive skinned and well built, Marco; whereas Rodolpho is average height, light blonde hair, light skinned and loves to sing and dance. Rodolpho falls for Eddie's niece Catherine and she feels the same way for him. Eddie however is jealous, for he feels strongly for Catherine and wants her to himself; this jealousy and uncontrollable possessiveness pushes him to inform the immigration bureau about the two immigrants. Before this desperate act there are many dramatic scenes A significant moment occurs at the start of "A View from the Bridge" when Alfieri (Eddie's lawyer) makes his soliloquy saying:.

"Oh, there were here who were justly shot by unjust men. Justice is very important here." .

Here the play is introduced with Alfieri centre stage explaining the area that he lives in and what the Sicilian people are like and there background. Alfieri's position in the play is a lawyer; he also is a chorus for the play, so in a sense he is all knowing. Alfieri in his first speech explains how in a lot of cases when a person is wronged by another the justice they use will be violent for example "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". This means of justice was very popular but Alfieri says .

"Now we settle for half," meaning now it is becoming more common to settle disputes through the court of law. Alfieri sounds experienced in his working the sense that he has had or seen many cases of violence in the past we get this impression from him saying, .

"Frankie Yale was cut precisely in half by a machine gun." Here the audience gets it first violent scenario which also involves the law and justice.