Eddie Carbone In A View From The Bridge: A Tragic Hero

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How does Arthur Miller present Eddie Carbone as a 'tragic hero ' in A View from the Bridge?
In the play A view from the bridge, Arthur Miller adequately created a modern Greek tragedy, with Eddie Carbone being a tragic hero: the protagonist that plays a part to their own collapse through a mistake, or some kind of powerlessness in their complexion, although starting off with the correct acceptation

In A View From The Bridge, Miller effectively created a modern Greek tragedy, with Eddie Carbone, as his tragic hero: the protagonist that contributes to their own downfall through a fault, or a weakness in their personality, despite starting off with the correct intentions.
The crowd are alert of Eddie Carbone’s burdened fate at the beginning of the play. His calibre as the main character in the play and the fact that Miller intended to create the play as a Modern Greek tragedy explains to us that Eddie’s fate in this situation is in fact inescapable. This is introduced to us as
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Alfieri feels a impression of convalescence as he tells the story, as he
“Lost his strength somewhere”
This suggests that the play will have a horrific, heartbreaking, hell taking ending to it, and nothing will disallow it from taking place.

Not with standing this, Eddie begins as a normal, nice longshoreman who cares minimal for anything outside his work and family. We straight away see his good side as he offers his accommodation to those who require it. As it is he’s already looking after his niece, but he still offers to commit more good gestures and bring in two illegal immigrants by the names of Marco and Rudolpho in to his home. He always puts his family first. Eddie starting off as a good hearted, kind man helps him to acquire that tragic hero picture, and makes his fate at the end more
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