Mourning a moment of seriousness as the life and

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Mourning, a moment of seriousness as the life and experience of the characters are at their lowest points in the dramaGive the audience sometime to reflect and absorb = Miller’s intention of being educativeAudience are kept in the dark just a little longer as to what will happen laterNew setting = interests the audience“To promise not to kill is not dishonorable.”- AlfieriRepresents the voice of reason and rationality- irony as what he says won’t make a differenceTries to convince Marco to let this go- parallel to the conversation with EddieRepeated reference to “honour”, “dishonour” and “justice” to bring out the Sicily culture of blood feud and the importance of honour to themProtracted dialogue = repeated attempts of Alfieri to get Marco to promisethat he won’t “touch”Eddie because “only God makes justice”(referenceto their Catholic belief)“Where is the law for that?”- MarcoWhere is the law to punish Eddie? = reinforces that “all the law is not in a book”Cyclical nature- the play starts with Alfieri talking about law and heading to an end with law againHe questions that the law cannot deliver what they feel is justiceEpisode 4- denouement/ resolutionBeatrice tells Eddie that she is going to Catherine’s wedding. Catherine reveals her final rejection to Eddie and they decide to go to the wedding without him. To calm Eddie down, Beatrice decides to stay in the house with him. Later, Beatrice reveals the final secret that Eddie cannot have Catherine. Marco appears at the house, and the final confrontation takes place. Eddie is killed by Marco with his knife.
Eddie is alone in the rockerImage of him being utterly alienatedEchoes what Alfieri said “you will have no friends”and “everyone will despise you”Beatrice is in her best clothes, wearing a hatCostume = for Catherine’s weddingChange of clothes suggests an important sceneHer best clothes might be very simple = working class wife“He’s a rat! He bites people when they sleep!...poisons decent people”- CatherineRefers to Eddie = an insult that symbolises her final rejection of him and his loss of power over her/ communityUse of imagery = Eddie is the destructive forceRefers to Marco and Rodolpho = her complete rebellion to Eddie“(Marco)’s praying in the church.”- RodolphoReference to religion- “only God makes justice”He is confessing his sins, foreshadows disasters to comeLike Claudius who confess in the private chapelI want my name!”- EddieMarco has ruined his reputation in the publicHis fatal flaw = stubborn pride- he doesn’t want to admit the mistakes he made and accept apologiesUse of personal pronoun- he does this out of his selfish motivationcontrast with Hamlet for the good of his family and countryYou can never have her!”- Beatrice, “Catherine, in horror: B.!”, “Eddie, shocked, horrified

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