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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge


by Arthur Miller

A View from the Bridge Justice and Judgment Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #1

Alfieri: "A lawyer means the law, and in Sicily, from where there fathers came, the law has not been a friendly idea since the Greeks were beaten." (1.1)

Alfieri is functioning like a Greek chorus by putting the play in a larger historical context.

Quote #2

Alfieri: "Oh, there were many here who were justly shot by unjust men. Justice is very important here." (1.1)

How is it possible for a person to shot "justly" by and "unjust" man? What is this thing called justice anyway?

Quote #3

Alfieri: "Now we settle for half, and I like it better." (1.1)

Settling for half means compromise to Alfieri. He sees it as the cornerstone to American style justice.

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