Eddie's tragic hero essay - Christie Fosina Mrs DArco...

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Christie Fosina Mrs. D’Arco English 11R 22 October 2013 In A View from the Bridge , by Arthur Miller, Eddie Carbone is considered to be the tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as “a man of great importance and outstanding personal qualities; a man who falls into disaster of his own personal failing” (com/view.asp?1). However, Eddie’s tragic flaws include being overprotective, controlling, and jealous throughout the play. As Eddie discovers his incestuous feelings for Catherine, his flaws grow for the worse and everything he desires slowly crumbles to the ground. One of Eddie’s tragic flaws is being overprotective. One example of his tragic flaw is when “he is reluctant to let her gain her independence by taking a job, and criticizes her for flaunting her sexuality by wearing high heels and short skirts” (tragedy-in-a-view-from-the- bridge/9691). Catherine would never be able to be independent without a job. Eddie starts a small argument with Beatrice over letting her get the job or not. After the job, it was her appearance that bothers him. He doesn’t approve of the short skirt she decides to wear for dinner

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