How does Arthur Miller use the women to create drama in the play A View From the Bridge.docx

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How does Arthur Miller use the women to create drama in the play A View From the Bridge? Arthur Miller uses the presence of both Catherine and Beatrice to create tension and drama in several scenes of the play concerning the topic of Eddie’s behavior and true intentions towards Catherine. The change in Catherine’s character throughout the play is as notable as the development of Eddie’s character. Granted that Beatrice and Catherine are polar opposites, their similarities are revealed towards the end of the play where it seems as if Catherine and Beatrice have switched personalities. Although Beatrice is introduced as a typical housewife, there are various scenes wherein she is shown to be an independent and forward-thinking woman. An example of this is when she was able to figure out Eddie’s true reason behind his protectiveness for Catherine before Eddie himself knew. “Was there ever any fella he liked for you? There wasn’t, was there?” This dialogue by Beatrice is the first solid implication towards

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