How does Arthur Miller present the ideas of manliness, hostility and aggression in Act One of A View from the Bridge?
Eddie, Marco and Rodolpho each exhibit distinctly different types of masculinity in this play.
Eddie is presented as an emotional (over-emotional perhaps) patriarch. He makes commands in his household, which he expects to be obeyed. He proclaims his views openly and acts protectively (over-protectively).
Rodolpho is less traditionally masculine and seemingly unconcerned with appearances regarding his ruggedness or lack thereof. He sings, sews and cooks. His masculinity is of a foreign type. This difference causes some problems for Rodolpho.
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