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For my Advertisements I have chosen two adverts selling cars to two very different target audiences. My first is an advert for the Toyota Corolla; this advert is in the "S:2" Sunday express supplement, this magazine is stereotypically read by middle class couples. This advert is laid out on a double page spread to make readers focus on the product and not be drawn to other visible adverts from other companies. It focuses on visual humour with surprisingly little text and no pseudo science, which is the strategy typically used by car manufacturers to sell their products. It...
an image to take with them. This causes the ad to stick in their minds and be recalled at a completely unconnected moment.

Unlike the first advert this one does contain a price within the copy although it is still very small and not easily noticed.

The Volvo slogan "for life" is included in the bottom left hand corner along with a rpm gauge, which creates the impression of high performance. In conclusion these ads are more similar than they first appear and yet the different target audiences cause subtle differences which cannot be ignored.

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Understanding the Gothic novel can be...Understanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and without some understanding of Augustan principles and their role in eighteenth-century thought it is difficult to understand the purposes of the Gothic revival, either in terms of history or in terms of the way in which it offered a new conception of the relations between man, nature and a supreme being. David punter describes the political relationship of the Augustan thinker to the literary world, " It is tempting to see in Augustanism the doctrine of a small cultural elite holding on to power and status under increasing pressure, and that pressure as precisely that exerted by the new reading public on the homogeneity of the old literary establishment p 31 Punter. This small number of elite would have included, but not limited to, Fielding, Johnson and especially Pope. However, Fielding and Johnson were slowly stepping outside of the realm of the Augustan limitations. Fielding was undoubtedly Augustan in his beliefs in the stability of social rules and the necessity of a social and psychological compromise, but his mocking attitude towards literary stipulation represents a more moderate Augustan replication. Johnson, on the other hand, was a firm believer in these literary rules and yet it was his 'Preface to Shakespeare' which became the first significant breach in these limitations. Alexander Pope's 'Essay on Man' embodies the cosmological, theological and ethical beliefs of the Augustan age; while at the same time exemplifying submission to the rules of literary form. The Augustan approach was intellectual with formal restraint; while relying on reason and traditionalism to create literary works. These stipulations were very controlled by their boundaries and could not be exaggerated with out being broken. The Augustan critical attitude condemned spontaneity for its chaotic qualities, imagination for its objection to reason and liberalism for its opposition to traditionalism. Gothic fiction appears as a specific response to the Age of Reason's order. During the late eighteenth-century, several different kinds of new fiction arose to challenge the Augustan tradition; leading the way was the Gothic novel. An interest in those things, which cannot be understood, for example religion and the soul, results in an overwhelming expansion of what is accepted as art in the literary world. No longer is literature responsible for explanation, but it now has the power to question. Where the classical was obsessed with order, the gothic exemplified chaos; where simple and pure, Gothic was ornate and lustful; where tradition was expected to be followed, the Gothic represented boundless exaggeration; and where reason was respected, imagination took hold. With the evolution of the Gothic novel, for the first time literature was perceived as limitless. In a literary context 'Gothic' is most usually applied to a group of novels written between 1760 and 1820. Characteristics of the Gothic novel are: an emphasis on portraying the terrifying, insistence on archaic settings, a very prominent use of supernatural forces, the presence of highly stereotypical characters and an attempt to perfect the technique of literary suspense. Angela Carter most accurately defines Gothic, in her collection of tales "Fireworks": "The Gothic tradition grandly ignores the value systems of our institutions, it deals entirely with the profane. Its great themes are incest and cannibalism. Character and events are exaggerated beyond reality to become symbols, ideas and passions. Its style will tend to be ornate, unnatural and thus operate against the perennial human desire to believe the word as fact. Its only humor is black humor. It retains a singular moral function "“ that of provoking unease" p 4 Carter. This description identifies all the defining characteristics of Mathew Lewis' The Monk and educates the reader as to what to expect. Unlike traditional literature of predecessors like Fielding, Johnson and Pope, Lewis' The Monk embodies one of the first steps into the realm of the Gothic novel; presented as a rebellion against the traditional norms. "The chilling paradox of the novel is found in Lewis' mixing of a rationalistic secular skepticism and insistent employment of the least rationalistic supernatural element: Satan. God does not truly exist but the devil does" p63 Greary. Lewis evokes the horror of horrors, a malign cosmos where the devil, not God, is the only authoritative power presented. Robert Geary acknowledges Lewis' use of religion as a basis for skepticism in his novel. Instead of focusing on the conventional wrath of God, Lewis implores a wrath of a demonic supernatural force. The basis for this creation lies within a mistrust of the Roman Catholic Church. The Gothic fantasy was not a call for revolt, but a revolution from the values and attitudes of everyday life. In creating a monk who rapes, kills, and sells his soul to the devil, Lewis is enlightening the reader to the moral depravity which man is capable of when he becomes obsessive. This psychological aspect of the novel appeals to the readers mind and self. The differentiation between the mind and self was a relevant topic during the late eighteenth-century. While Ambrosio has all the qualities of a monk, Lewis draws attention to the unnaturalness of his rearing through the church. All that a monk is expected to avoid, is constantly enveloping Ambrosio's mind. Lewis illustrates, exceptionally well, the devils control over an individual most unlikely to succumb. Without the psychological analysis, which is available today, Lewis attempts to offer symbolic suggestions as to the cause of the irrationality of his characters. For example, Ambrosia's condition is blamed on fault in his background, for he was brought up by monks who "terrified his young mind, by placing before him all the horror with which superstition could furnish them" P188 Lewis. As evident here, the Gothic novel evoked a new perception of viewing what was considered normalcy, in a way that was for so long buried beneath the rationalism of the Age. "The Monk became the authoritative model for the high Gothic novel of unmitigated hideousness and extravagant supernaturalism" p7 Barron. Lewis offers the reader a continuing extravaganza of horrid shock while subjecting both his good and evil characters to the powers of the devil. Throughout the novel, the Catholic Church is seen as a thorn in a side of the characters , which allows them to become claustrophobic instruments of isolation and reinforce the errors of social communication, which have been a longstanding convention of the eighteenth-century life. According to Barron's Horror Literature, this depiction of the church as a threat meets the first criteria for a Gothic novel in that "Gothic characters must feel enclosed by menacing buildings and by other circumstances of enclosure within the Gothic structure"¦ Claustrophobic confinement is the psychic imperative of all Gothic fiction" p8 Barron. Lewis was interested in the particular vicissitudes of the psyche and he made use of social phenomenon and setting to reinforce this depiction. Lewis took the stipulations set before him by the Augustan thinkers of the eighteenth-century and created a novel by representing everything these thinkers opposed; ultimately creating a whole new genre of literary fiction. Fielding and Johnson helped to lay the framework for Lewis by bending the limitations placed on literature. The creation of the Gothic novel can be contributed to Lewis' The Monk; he set the standard for which authors still today use for reference in their own Gothic novels. Mathew Lewis is the father of the Gothic revival.   

Understanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and without some understanding of...

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Examine the dramatic techniques Miller uses...Examine the dramatic techniques Miller uses in " A View From The Bridge" and how effectively they convey the social context and central themes in the play. In the 1950"s, New York was a diverse cultural "melting pot"; because it was a magnet for immigrants both legitimate and illegal. The myth of "The American Dream" and "The Land Of The Free" had spread all around the world. To the people of those countries hit hardest by the post war recession, such as Italy and Ireland, the stories about America and New York in particular as a place where, if one could only work hard, one would be rewarded with wealth beyond counting, were believed absolutely. Of course, when the immigrants finally arrived at their destination, they often found that the reverse was true and most immigrant communities were extremely poor. At the time within which the play is set, there were great social and cultural changes taking place across the whole of American society. Although World War 2 had ended with America amongst the victors, the Korean War and the threat of global communism made many Americans suspicious of the newest wave of immigrants and conversely, whilst the Americans were experiencing a post war boom, and a freedom to enjoy many luxuries and much more leisure time at this time Hollywood, at least, discovered the concept of "a teenager", a previously unspecified age group; after the austerity of the pre war and war years, as a nation, the fear of communism, a political ideology that works in direct opposition to the capitalism upon which the American economy and therefore it"s wealth, is based which found expression in the witch hunts orchestrated by Senator Macarthy, also led to an upsurge in racism. Racism institutional and otherwise, found it"s expression in the ruthless use of immigrant labour for all the worst paid and unprotected or dirtiest jobs going. It also ensured that the immigrants would be the last people who would be employed before the entire American born men and women. It was into these circumstances that most newly arriving immigrants found themselves. Another cause of potential conflict, between the emerging immigrant communities and the wider "America", was the clash of value systems. The Immigrants often had old-fashioned ideas regarding e.g.: the role of women in society, and the importance of religion etc. The playwright, Arthur Miller, worked in an inner city factory, close to the district of Redhook and it is there that he learned about the Longshoremen, their culture and values, the way they lived and the underlying codes by which they Italian immigrants brought with them from their country of origin, Italy, and more especially Sicily, an Italian Island situated in the Mediterranean, at the foot of Italy all abided. It was here that Miller first heard the stories of the Italian code of honour, and what happens when that code is violated or broken, and he used this information as the basis for his play. "A View from the Bridge" focuses on the plight of the Italian immigrants, living in the mainly Italian community of Redhook, and on one story, that of Eddie and his family. Arthur Miller demonstrates the poverty of this particular Italian Immigrant family, at the beginning of Act 1, in his stage description of the apartment that Eddie, Beatrice and Catherine are living in. The apartment is described as having only three rooms: a kitchen, a bedroom, and a living area. All the drama takes place in the living area and the kitchen and bedroom are not seen. The living area is very bare with little in the way of furniture. The only item which does not fit in is a phonograph, probably the only luxury the family enjoys. The playwright uses the structure of a Greek tragedy, such as those written by Sophocles, Oedipus Rex and Antigone. Originally these plays were only one Act long and women, though sometimes integral to the plot, as a device to move the story along or to shock the audience, they were usually of no major importance. Miller expands the classical role of women, using them so as to include more themes; and also to introduce topical issues of the time, such as the changing status of women in general in the post war period. The post war period found women working on a massive scale; in both industry and in other previously almost totally male preserves, such as banking and finance. The revolution in media technology, with the widespread adoption of television and the emergence of Hollywood as the main player with a global sphere of influence, also impact upon Millers concerns within the play. Miller was married to the actress Marilyn Monroe, a global icon, in 1956, just before writing the play A View from the Bridge. He was also, at this time, subpoenaed to appear before the House un-American Activity Committee, HUAC, the form through which McCarthyism prosecuted various prominent Americans for having in their view, communist sympathies. In "A View From The Bridge", Miller has Beatrice directly challenge Eddie on his sexual conduct: Beatrice: "When am I gonna be a wife again, Eddie?" This interchange shows us that whilst Beatrice is loosing status in the traditional, Italian/Sicilian culture, i.e.: failing to keep her man interested; she is gaining status in the modern era by standing up for herself against her husband, as a thinking feeling person in her own right, with her own needs. Women"s changing role in society isn"t the only theme, which Miller enlarges upon. In the play, Eddie and Marco are the representatives of the old traditional way of thinking, and Catherine and Rodolpho represent the new, modernistic way of thinking and being. Young, dynamic, optimism as opposed to the "blinkered" conservatism of Senator Joe Macarthy and his compatriots of the HUAC.qoute Eddie"s role as the "dinosaur" is further underlined in his attitude to homosexuality: Eddie takes a breath and glances briefly over each shoulder: "The guy ain"t right, Mr Alfieri. The action of glancing over his shoulder is proof that such unacceptable behaviour as homosexuality according to the old code or old world order cannot even be talked about openly, and yet in a Greek society, when the referred o tragedies were written, it was an acceptable, even welcomed way of life. Of course, there is a reference here again to the witch-hunt of McCarthyism in that communists were also referred to as "pinko"s" which is another slang term for homosexuals. The conflicts between Eddie, old world and Catherine, new, are further complicated by Eddie"s almost incestuous infatuation with his niece, e.g.: Eddie: "I don"t see you no more. I come home you"re runnin" around someplace - " An infatuation that Beatrice picks up on e.g.: Beatrice: Look he"ll say anything"¦If it was a prince came here for you it would be no different"¦but you"re a grown woman and you"re in the same house with grown man"¦I told him the same thing already." Here is the basis for the Greek tragedy theme, but it also underlines Millers determination to assert that not everything traditional is necessarily wrong, incest will always be a pre-cursor for tragedy, just as not everything in the new world is necessarily right, the break up of families due to separation, financial or cultural. This could be a plea for America itself to move forward from inward thinking reactions towards modernism and liberalism but not to take things too far and throw the baby out with the bath water, so to speak. Marco another representative of the old world, but a straight and honest man, representing all that is good about the immigrant tradition in America is contrasted both with Eddie, the paranoid jealous, guilty rednecked American and with Rodolpho, the embodiment of the American dream, a liberal hard working, fun loving modern breath of fresh air i.e.: Marco: "If we can stay here a few months"¦Because I could send them his family a little more.." Rodolpho: "Me? Yes, forever! Me, I want to be an American"¦I will buy a motorcycle." Marco: "He dreams, he dreams". In some ways Rodolpho"s ambition is similar to Eddies ambitions for Catherine, for her to get a good job, a nice house a stable and prosperous life e.g.: Eddie: "What job? She"s gonna finish school". But Eddie and Miller also realises that the myth "Everybody could be president" is unrealistic as shown in Arthur Millers play "Death Of A Salesman" Rodolpho as well as the enthusiasm of the young and new also shows the lack of wisdom that experience can bring and Miller shows us this by having him spend all his wages on material things when he knows that his brother Marcos children are starving back in Italy. You can have too much of a good thing and Miller seems to be saying that all capitalism isn't good, just as maybe all communism isn"t bad. This comparison could be one of the reasons that Miller was indighted by the HUAC, and eventually convicted of contempt of Congress, for refusing to name names, however this conviction was subsequently overturned by the U.S. court of appeals. In his life Arthur Miller did not break the code of Omerta silence but he has Eddie break the code and shop his immigrant family to the authorities. The telephone box represents the device which breaks the code, another fairly modern piece of technology for the time and perhaps Miller is also saying that the relentless march of technology isn"t without it"s own problems. Today we could cite the controversy over G.M. foods or embryo research as pieces of scientific progress which some feel "are a bridge too far". Alfieri who features through the play as a sort of narrator , fulfilling the function of a Greek chorus, though an unreliable one because he is emotionally involved: Alfieri: "..You won"t have a friend in the world. even the ones who feel the same will despise you"¦put it out of your mind!" Eddies actions in going against not just his culture and his family or traditions but also in breaking mentally at least the unwritten sexual codes ultimately lead to his demise. Did Miller believe that he would die if he broke the code and named names or did he think that the HUAC would have him executed? There is a pervading sense of fear throughout the play, which perhaps reflects how Americans themselves felt at the height of the cold war. Will the world end tomorrow in a nuclear holocaust? Finally, Eddie is damned. He has lost all status in his community, this is represented by Eddie"s preoccupation with loosing his name: Eddie "Wipin" the neighbourhood with my name like a dirty rag!" When Marco comes to get Eddie, he shouts his name three times Peter in the bible denies Jesus three times; when Miller was asked about this he said it "was a desperate attempt to cry out against non existence". Could this be something to do with the pressure that Miller was under at the time. If the HUAC found him guilty he could be black listed and therefore forced into unemployment, his plays unread, unstaged; himself reduced to poverty, his whole "life" lost. Eddie knows he will die but he wants his identity back before he goes. This is a constant theme of the play, the importance of ones status within society. When Eddy is finally dying the setting is very like a Greek tragedy, from the position of the women actors and stage directions to the way all the protagonists are on the stage. In conclusion, this play is about the driving forces behind the history of the period between the end of the World war 2 and the beginning of the new age of technology and the permissive sixties, such as the status of women, race, immigration, change and culture clash, fear of annihilation, fear of loss of public freedom; but there are also echoes throughout the play of Arthur Millers personal life. The name of the play itself "A View From The Bridge" might be the bridge between the old and new cultures; the distance between the Russians and Americans in ideology; the, sometimes huge gulf between men and women, the struggle for the young to tear off the shackles of the old which bind them. The competition between a material physical reality and a more spiritual reality.   

Examine the dramatic techniques Miller uses in " A View From The Bridge" and how effectively they convey the social context and central themes in the play. In the 1950"s, New York was a diverse cultural "melting pot"; because it was a magnet for immigrants both legitimate and illegal....

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Arthur Miller was born on... Arthur Miller was born on October 17th, 1915, in New York City. His parents were both immigrants into the United States. The family lived in prosperity due to the success of his father"s clothing manufacturing business, but this soon collapsed along with the American economy as a whole. Miller worked as a warehouse man in order to save up fees so that he was able to attend Michigan University in 1934 to study Economics and History alongside a course of play writing. Miller wrote in the style of Greek tragedy. Miller chose to follow the Greek myths as in his play he had two acts. In the first act the finding of the problem is viewed and in the second act the possible outcomes are predicted. In Greek tragedy there is always a "chorus", a voice which fills in what does not happen on stage; Alfieri was the chorus as he narrated the play. Miller chose Eddie to die as all along in the play Alfieri gave speeches about tragic events about to happen. Alfieri had predicted eddies destiny to be hurtful and eddies ending was death. In Greek tragedy the hero is usually responsible for their own downfall. Eddie chose to ignore Alfieri"s advice and Eddie chose to fight with Marco. Eddie causes his own downfall by preventing Rodolfo and Catherine"s marriage. The play is set in the shadow of Brooklyn Bridge and is about a whole community not only the Carbone family. Miller"s personal and political views are revealed with great clarity and considering the background to "A View from the Bridge" all his thoughts unravel into sharp focus. In this play tragedy is conveyed in several different forms. Many of them disrupting and deceiving. The sense of tragedy conveyed in this play:- envy, love, death, tension, frustration, folk lore, guilt, law,guilt, trust, tradition, culture, betrayal, denial, jealousy, hatred and protectiveness. A view, two links, Alfieri the lawyer has an overview of the whole play. He is aware of the wrongs and rights involved. As he narrates and takes us through the play, he reveals the life of illegal immigrants as they take a new step of life into America. Coming from a Sicilian background they have crossed many bridges i.e. culture, tradition, relationships, folk lore and love. Already Miller has showed us that his parents have crossed these bridges. The question is where to? Reading the play I felt that the main character on the bridge and not knowing which way to turn was Beatrice. She knew that her husband Eddie was in love with her niece Catherine, and Catherine was in love with Rodolpho one of the illegal immigrants. She is on this bridge as there are two endings possible in this huge cliché. Rodolpho a young attractive man with light blond hair or Catherine has a choice of Eddie an old overweight weak man. All along Catherine is has dealt with Edie being overprotective naïve and unfair. The bridge also represents old life and new life. Eddie"s life ends in death as he chose the wrong path. All along he feels that he has the right over Catherine where according to her and the law he does not. His wise and fair lawyer and friend advices him on adapting to the American law and Italian culture; that Catherine has the choice who she will marry and as a husband already even thinking like this was going towards the opposite side of the bridge. Catherine has the choice and chooses to cross the bridge to a brighter future with someone she loves trusts and with whom she can have a wider variety of opportunities and chances. When Alfieri has a personalized conversation with Eddie, he is not only advising him as a friend but through the legal system as well. Eddie was very angry and devastated when he realized that Catherine loved Rodolpho and not him. The hidden love he had for Catherine soon turned into obsessivenes and anger over her freedom. Alfieri states that Eddie "was a good man". It shows that Alfieri understood how Eddie was feeling; his emotions and that Eddie"s thoughts were not functioning in a responsible way. Alfieri introduces himself by saying "to meet a lawyer or a priest on the street is unlucky". This comment came across as negative to me because the use of the word "unlucky". Usually a priest or lawyers are looked up at as means of purity and help. In this case it is bad and negative because the society prefers to run their lives in the way they were brought up, not changing to the American and modern way of life. "¢ "This ones name was Eddie Carbone, a long shore man working at the dock from Brooklyn bridge"¦"¦"¦" "¢ "he was a good man as he had to be in a life that was hard and even" These two comments both have the word "was" in them. They caught my attention as it presumed that the man Alfieri is talking about was alive and is no more in the present or about the past. He knows that Eddie has very little time until a big and major tragedy occurs. He knows that Eddie"s struggles and hard working will end in tragedy. From the beginning Alfieri has a situation and an ending in his head, almost as if he knew all along. Intelligently he tries to warn Eddie through his job and as a close friend. He is aware of the trouble Eddie has and is willing to help him but Eddie"s emotions are uncontrollable," This is my last word, take it or not, that's your business. Morally and legally you have no rights, you cannot stop it; she is a free agent". As Alfieri makes his speeches through the play he gives the reader a deeper insight of what is going on. He explores by going deeper into the story and looks from above on the whole community like his 'view is from a bridge'. Living in Brooklyn and being from a different cultural background and trying to carry on traditions were normal for illegal and legal migrants. In America they could find jobs and homes that would allow them to lead a successful life. The Carbone family was focused on and one thing that was highly present was the concept of respect. In the play Catherine a young girl is provoked by her uncle Eddie who has constantly overlooked her. "you ain"t goin" nowheres" "Eddie, I"m not gonna be a baby any more! You-" Eddie as usual feels that he has the right to stop Catherine from leaving the house. For the first time she stands up to him and he feels a big shock and he is astonished. As it around Christmas time he has had a few drinks and feels tipsy. Miller uses the Christmas theme as it fits in well with the situation. Eddie as the head of the house and family is highly respected. When him and his wife agree to bring in two men from their homeland, a new beginning and end are foreseen here. Catherine"s relationship develops with Rodolfo one of the immigrants, and leads to them wanting to marry. Eddie is distraught and completely disagrees with it. Tunnels are dark and gloomy. When Eddie went to Alfieri, Alfieri sensed his pain and anger, "But I will never forget how dark the room became when he looked at me; his eyes were like tunnels". Being in a tunnel is dark , cold , wet and not sure what you will find , it also leaves you with a sense of not knowing were the tunnel will end. Alfieri was aware of Eddie"s love for Catherine. Alfieri compares Eddie"s eyes with a tunnel as he saw a certain dull and gloomy ending. When Eddie is in trouble he visits Alfieri. Here the conversation proceeds to Alfieri furiously advising Eddie "You have no recourse in the law, Eddie", "There is nothing you can do Eddie, believe me" .Alfieri wants to assist Eddie but as far as the law goes there"s nothing he can do. He can tries to make Eddie believe him. Eddie feels that Catherine is being stolen away from him; he has not realized that Catherine is now a woman. Alfieri sums up his advice by simply telling Eddie "let her go". He complies this in such a way that Eddie knows Alfieri is right but his emotions once again overcome his thinking. "His eyes were like tunnels, my first thought was that he had committed a crime ", stating his thoughts carefully Alfieri shows us the readers that eddies image was pain full. Alfieri felt that he could help, he could see through him, he knew Eddie was going to do wrong he just wanted to help. Further on in the play Alfieri speaks of a mans routine, "a man works, raises his family, goes bowling, eats, gets old and then dies". This sounds tragic, but reading the play I realized that Miller"s use of language is toning and descriptive. Eddie Carbone spent his days, in this manor. Through out the play Alfieri conveys his thoughts which lead to predictions which are precisely accurate. Destiny plays a huge part in this play. At the beginning and end Alfieri makes powerful speeches. He focus"s on the Carbone Family, and through his speeches predicts what will happen in the future. He predicts that Eddies destiny is death an unhappy, dangerous and cruel death. Marco the brother of Rodolpho feels that Eddie has stole from his family and mocked his world. Miller chooses to make Marco angry as Marco was usually the quite one and never complained even when he saw the way Rodolpho was being treated. "He degraded my brother. My blood. He robbed my children, he mocks my work. I work to come here mister!" The tragedy in this is that Marco is heart broken over the disappointment brought to his blood and family. At the opening of the play Alfieri talks about the odds of being a lawyer in America, in a community of Sicilians "behind that suspicious little nod of theirs lie three thousand years of distrust .A lawyer means law, and in Sicily, from where their fathers came, the law has not been a friendly idea"¦." This point of his speech suggested that Sicilian culture and tradition plays a major part in the community. Its shows that what the parents did not and said had an effect on the upbringing of the child, it stays with the person as an honor and discipline. The last t paragraph hit my thoughts with a huge impact. "Now we settle for half". Half is the midpoint of a whole. Eddie could not gain what he wanted to happen fully but he thought by doing what he did he would have achieved something. Alfieri knew that Eddie"s feelings were immense and had warned Eddie to keep them in control. "His death useless" His death had no moral meaning behind it. It was an accident waiting to happen. "He allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I will love him" Alfieri living and working in the community new that Eddie was an open man with everyone. The only thing he hid was his feelings. Miller chooses to let Alfieri give this speech as he as a narrator and lawyer knew both his problems lawfully and morally.   

Arthur Miller was born on October 17th, 1915, in New York City. His parents were both immigrants into the United States. The family lived in prosperity due to the success of his father"s clothing manufacturing business, but this soon collapsed along with the American economy as a whole. Miller...

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