After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge,"
I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is
an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States
with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the
time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy,
was going through a major economic depression because of the
outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's
plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some
of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who
are starving. Marco physically resembles the Sicilian stereotype,
with dark skin and dark hair. He is also very strong and he could
easily "load the whole ship by himself."(pg.541) In this play,
the author uses plot, dialog, actions and symbolism to emphasize
Marco's honor which, in my opinion, is his prominent
Throughout the play, ...