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Choose a play in which a central character is heroic yet vulnerable. Show how the dramatist makes you aware of both qualities and discuss how they affect your response to the character’s fate in the play as a whole. In the play “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller he clearly conveys a central character whom is a tragic hero. This is Eddie Carbone who is a longshore man living in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine. The audience see a real change in Eddie’s character as the cousins arrive and Eddie starts to feel vulnerable. We are first told about Eddie through the eyes of Alfieri a well known lawyer who acts as a chorus throughout the play. He describes Eddie’s story and says he had to let it run its “bloody course” implying something bad will happen to the main character. It was obviously going to be caused by Eddie as he is his own worst enemy. When the cousins arrive we see a change in Eddie’s character. Due to a main theme of jealousy running throughout the play Eddie begins to feel pushed a side and vulnerable in his own home. He tries to win back his alpha male persona by

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