Amy Herzog Writing Styles in 4000 Miles: Play

Amy Herzog
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Point of View

Due to this style of writing, much of the story is told through dialogue rather than the typical narration-based format of a novel. Because of this element, there is room for interpretation. Leo and Vera are the two featured characters of the 4000 Miles. While many others are mentioned or seen, their presence in the play often supports or reflects aspects of the protagonists. Vera’s relationship with Ginny gives context to her daily routine prior to Leo’s arrival. Likewise, Leo’s interactions with Bec and Amanda show the audience other perspectives of his character. Bec’s presence puts Leo’s immaturity and irresponsibility on full display. Whereas Amanda’s scene gives insight into Leo’s pain and personal flaws.

There is also an aspect to this style of literature that can never be fully comprehended by exclusively reading the play. Theatre is a both...

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