Jean Anouilh Writing Styles in Becket, or the Honor of God

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Point of View

Being a play, Becket: Or, The Honour of God does not have a Point of View, as one would expect as in a novel. The play is a performance, delivered by each character (actor) directly to a viewing audience. Therefore, the dialog and actions, as directed by the play script are according to each character’s perspective.

The audience/reader is not getting a strict point of view from one individual. In essence, the audience/reader gets a well-rounded view of the world of the play from the actions and dialog of the acting ensemble as a whole. The performance as a whole is akin to Third-Person Omniscient Point of View.

Setting

The setting of the play is England and France in general, and the palaces, churches, and battlefields of the time in particular. Consequently, the various settings of the play contribute to setting the...

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