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Peter Nichols Writing Styles in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

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Point of View

Like most plays, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg contains many characters' points of view. Bri is the play's protagonist, however, so his point of view is arguably the most significant. His perspectives on particular events lead him to make certain decisions. Those decisions lead him to take certain actions. Those actions move the plot forward.

Bri's progress as a protagonist, his ability to move his life forward as he wishes, is stymied by the demands of caring for his severely physically and cognitively disabled ten-year-old daughter, Joe. Bri's wife. Sheila, nurtures Joe devotedly, despite Joe's lack of responsiveness. Bri's life is a series of attempted or desired actions. He performs his job as a school teacher, but not well. He goads Sheila about her past lovers, hoping his jealousy will make her more receptive to his sexual advances, but she rebuffs him...

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