Context Of A View From The Bridge

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  • Created on: 08-04-13 11:08
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  • Context Of A View From The Bridge
    • Immigration
      • After WW2 Italy struggled with extreme poverty
        • This led to large numbers of illegal  Italian  immigrants
          • The USA had very strict immigration policy at the time
      • The USA had very strict immigration policy at the time
    • Miller
      • Arthur Miller  was called up in front of HUAC to tell the names of communists in  America
        • He didn't tell any names
        • This  may be why  his play has such a strong emphasis on "snitching"
          • He didn't tell any names
      • Miller also spent time living among Italian immigrants
        • He understood their culture
    • Greek tragedy
      • Miller uses Alfieri as a chorus
      • He makes the ending inevitable
        • These are conventions of Greek tragedy
          • Miller uses Alfieri as a chorus
          • These are not the only ones he uses
            • Story of Vinnie Bolzano
              • Foreshadowing
                • These are not the only ones he uses
                  • Story of Vinnie Bolzano
                    • Foreshadowing

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