A View From The Bridge - Alfeiri Notes

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  • Alfeiri
    • symbolic figure who connects American law with also tribal/ traditional law
    • Alfieri is fairly inconsequential in the action of the play in general
    • frames the play as a form of a modern fairy tale.
    • controlled
    • His knowledge is evident and he almost foreboding of what will happen about the play
    • "watched it run its bloody course" here showing the powerless of Alfeiri. He does not have any input on the story of the the play
    • “There is too much love for the niece.” suggesting that Eddie is in love with Catherine
    • The bridge connecting the Italian immigrants into American lifestyle
    • "His eyes were like tunnels"  here Alfeiri knows that Eddie is driven and will do what ever it takes to accomplish his desires
  • Alfieri is fairly inconsequential in the action of the play in general
  • Alfieri admittedly cannot help Eddie Carbone, but must powerlessly watch the tragic events unfold before him
    • Alfeiri
      • symbolic figure who connects American law with also tribal/ traditional law
      • frames the play as a form of a modern fairy tale.
      • controlled
      • His knowledge is evident and he almost foreboding of what will happen about the play
      • "watched it run its bloody course" here showing the powerless of Alfeiri. He does not have any input on the story of the the play
      • “There is too much love for the niece.” suggesting that Eddie is in love with Catherine
      • The bridge connecting the Italian immigrants into American lifestyle
      • "His eyes were like tunnels"  here Alfeiri knows that Eddie is driven and will do what ever it takes to accomplish his desires
  • Wise
    • Reasonable
      • Political and moral negotiator
        • sometimes plays the role of the Greek chorus
          • "sat there as powerless as I,"  here clearly demonstrating the lack of power and input in the story

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