Marco bending down and hoisting the heavy chair over his head as he stares triumphantly at Eddie is extremely evocative, as it reveals Marco's strength and willingness to defy Eddie. It foreshadows their violent conflict later.
Imagery: Eddie's kisses
One of the most stunning images in the play is that of Eddie suddenly grabbing and embracing Catherine, then, as Rodolpho is protesting, kissing him as well. It stuns the audience/reader because it is a moment of irrational passion, evincing Eddie's true feelings for Catherine and perhaps alluding to some deeply-buried homosexual impulses of his own.
Imagery: Marco spitting
When Marco breaks away from the immigration officer to spit on Eddie and scream at him, it is a raw and powerful image of primitive justice and fury.
Imagery: Eddie dying
Miller saves the most dramatic moment for the end: when Marco turns Eddie's own knife on him and stabs him, causing Eddie to fall and die in Beatrice's arms. It is an image of classical power and pathos.
A View From the Bridge Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for A View From the Bridge is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
We learn that the job Catherine intends to take is that of a stenographer. We also learn that Beatrice is anxious for Catherine to get a job, that she is proud of her, and that she feels Eddie wants to keep her a baby forever.... he simply doesn't...
There is tension starting to mount with the arrival of the two brothers. Catherine clearly fancies Rodolpho, and he feels the same way. Eddie loathes this union as he sees Catherine starting to slip from his grasp.
The effect of having Alfieri as the narrator enables the author to communicate an objective view of the action. Alfieri has very little effect on the movement of the plot, he's an observer above all else, but he also provides an all around...