Ayad Akhtar Writing Styles in Disgraced

Ayad Akhtar
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Point of View

Because this is a play, there is arguably no point of view in the same way that there is a point of view in a piece of prose writing – novel, short story, non-fiction, or even a poem. This is because generally in plays, there is no narrating voice with a defining point of view: there are some notable exceptions, but this play isn’t one of them. Therefore, points of view to be considered are those of the author, and those of the characters, primarily the central character, Amir.

In terms of the author, the most important thing to note is that he and protagonist Amir share certain similarities: both are of Muslim heritage, both are in their mid-thirties, both make their life and work in New York City, and both are brown-skinned men with experience of encountering racism-based prejudice. On these facts, it might...

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