A View from the Bridge


Arthur Miller

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Mike and Louis Character Analysis

Two of Eddie’s neighbors, who more or less stand in for the entire neighborhood in which the play is set. Early in the play, they are Eddie’s friends, and they joke about how strange Rodolpho is. At the end of the play, they shun Eddie for betraying his own family members and getting both his and Lipari’s relatives taken away.
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Mike and Louis Character Timeline in A View from the Bridge

The timeline below shows where the character Mike and Louis appears in A View from the Bridge. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
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Respect, Honor, Reputation Theme Icon
Eddie goes outside and talks with two neighbors, Mike and Louis, about Marco and Rodolpho. They compliment Marco’s strength and work ethic, but then... (full context)
Act 2
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...Marco is crazy, but Lipari walks away, not believing him. Eddie tries to talk to Mike and Louis, who ignore him and walk away. Eddie shouts that he’ll kill Marco if... (full context)