A View from the Bridge

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Immigration Officers Character Analysis

The officers who come late in the play to arrest Marco and Rodolpho, after Eddie calls the Immigration Bureau. The officers are agents of the law who illustrate the difference between justice and the law, as in following the law and imprisoning Marco and Rodolpho they do not necessarily carry out real justice.
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Immigration Officers Character Timeline in A View from the Bridge

The timeline below shows where the character Immigration Officers appears in A View from the Bridge. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2
Immigration, Home, and Belonging Theme Icon
Respect, Honor, Reputation Theme Icon
Justice and the Law Theme Icon
...tells Catherine to move Rodolpho and Marco to a different apartment building. Two Immigration Bureau officers knock on the door, and Eddie sends Catherine to go up the fire escape to... (full context)
Immigration, Home, and Belonging Theme Icon
Respect, Honor, Reputation Theme Icon
Justice and the Law Theme Icon
The immigration officers come in and look around. Eddie tells them, “we got nobody here.” The immigration officers... (full context)
Respect, Honor, Reputation Theme Icon
Justice and the Law Theme Icon
Catherine and Beatrice plead with the officers, but they carry the immigrants away. Marco breaks free, runs up to Eddie, and spits... (full context)
Respect, Honor, Reputation Theme Icon
As the officers take the four immigrants away, Marco points at Eddie and says, “That one! I accuse... (full context)