Arthur Miller presents the themes of justice and law in ‘A View from the Bridge’ by constantly reminding us of the crucial differences between them. The character Alfieri is used by Miller to represent the American justice system and to symbolise the bridge between the Italian and American cultures that clash in the play. ‘A View from the Bridge’ is written in the form of a play, and is therefore intended to be watched rather than just being read. It is written in dialogue and there are stage directions used by Miller to further differentiate justice and law. Miller wanted the audience to know that the authoritarian protagonist Eddie Carbone’s desperation for justice was the cause of his tragic downfall.
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