George Brant Writing Styles in Grounded

George Brant
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Point of View

The Pilot’s story is told from the first person, present tense point of view. In theatrical terms, the piece is a monologue, a long speech spoken by a single character: the generally applicable term to plays of this sort is “one person show,” a play in which the speaker of the monologue is the only character who actually appears and whose perspective is the only one the audience gets to hear. The experiences and reactions of other characters become known only through what the speaker of the monologue chooses to say about them: anything other than the speaker’s perspective becomes implied, often through the deployment of irony. This means that the narrative’s point of view is also limited (i.e. getting inside the experience of only one character) as opposed to omniscient (i.e. getting inside the experience of most, if not...

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