Posted by Bex on .
How does Arthur Miller manage to create tension in Act Two of ''A View From The Bridge''?
d how does act two reflect all the main themes in the play?
I'm terrible at writing essays and I really need help!
i'm not asking you to write it for me, just a summary so i know what i'm doing. as i have no clue. ):
Several summaries here.
Tension in a story or play is built by means of the conflicts. Near the beginning, is the major conflict -- the one that sets the whole story in motion. Then there's the "rising action" part of any story (or play) in which the tension is built by further conflicts and reactions until the tension breaks (climax) and the problem (conflict) is solved.
Reread Act Two with these ideas in mind, and see what you decide. Make a list of conflict, action, reaction, etc. as you go. It should be obvious once you know what you're looking for.