Patrick Marber Writing Styles in Closer

Patrick Marber
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Point of View

On one level, the essential narrative point of view of the play is an objective one, with situations and relationships being explored from a variety of points of view over the course of the play. There is an argument to be made that because Dan is the closest character the play has to a protagonist (in that the story begins and ends with him, and he seems to undergo the most significant emotional and psychological transformation over the course of the narrative) that on some level the story is told from his point of view, and that the experiences of the other characters (who each have their own individual stories as well) function as elements of narrative that move Dan’s story forward. However, because the play doesn’t really dig into Dan's experiences with any more depth or intensity than it does for the...

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