Spelling and grammar are also of a very high standard, with very few minor errors. GCSE Literature Planning Template Focusing on a specific exam question, the grid guides you through the main areas that your response needs to cover.I think that Arthur Miller has chosen this song is to show that Rodolfo likes to be the centre of attention and that he is a performer so singing 'Paper Doll' shows that he is already half converted to the American culture since the song is American. Conclusion I think that Arthur Miller chose to end the first act at this peak of tension because it now shows that Marco has the 'power' in the household instead of Eddie because when Marco challenges Eddie to lift up a chair by its leg with one hand, Marco raises it over Eddies head "like a weapon" which seems that Marco is warning Eddie that he will defend Rodolfo if necessary.
The methodical and chronological approach to the analysis of Act 1 allows the candidate to build on the points previously made and make links to earlier parts of the essay.
The conclusion reached is justified with quotations and the candidate explores the reasons Arthur Miller may have had for ending Act 1 at such a tense point in the play, with some reference to the events that are to come in the second act.
Some of the content feels a little irrelevant (the paragraph on the play as a modern Greek tragedy), but putting the play into its context of production demonstrates a high level of thinking.
Overall, the essay could be more succinct, but it is not an issue that would cause the candidate to lose marks.
Introduction A View from the Bridge - How does Arthur Miller show tension escalating during Act 1?
Tensions exist in families because of arguments and disagreements occurring between parents and their children especially teenagers, about boyfriends and the way they dress, which refers back to Eddie and Catherine Carbone's disagreement in the first scene when Eddie comments on Catharine's skirt.Arthur Miller himself says, " I wanted to write a play that had the cleanliness...the clear line of some of the Greek tragedies." ..more.We also sense that Eddie loathes Rodolfo - his face is "puffed with trouble." Also other stage directions shows us that Eddie dislikes Rodolfo because Eddie "has risen with iron control" which suggests again that Eddie is trying to establish his role in the house and that "iron control" suggest that Eddie is trying to suppress his anger and hatred for Rodolfo.The song 'Paper Doll' was sung by the Mills Brothers in 1943.These references to aspects of the play that are not explicitly included in the question shows that the candidate is a strong student and has the initiative to explore the play as a whole, and not just Act 1.Quality of Writing The candidate's quality of written communication is excellent; his/her ideas are expressed clearly and arguments are developed and well-explained.'A View from the Bridge' was set in the 1950s in an Italian American neighbourhood under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.The area, which the Carbone family lived in, was called 'Red Hook'.Some of the content feels a little irrelevant (the paragraph on the play ...Read full review Response to Question The candidate provides a detailed examination of the different methods used by Miller to escalate tension in Act 1, building upon his/her points appropriately.