Aimé Césaire Writing Styles in A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre

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Point of View

This play utilizes several points of view in order to accomodate the format in which the story is written. Most frequently, the characters speak from a first person point of view; however, occasionally, they vary the point of view, speaking from a third person point of view as they discuss other characters. Also, the stage directions that are incorporated into the play are given in third person. The point of view of Aime Cesaire's "A Tempest" is mostly limited; however, this seems to change when the viewpoint of the play is given to Prospero. Due to Prospero's powers and knowledge of the prophetic sciences, the point of view seems to be omniscient, or nearly so, when the play is told from Prospero's viewpoint. Additionally, the point of view of this play is fairly reliable, though sometimes, it is intentionally unreliable. One example of this is when...

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