Doug Wright Writing Styles in I Am My Own Wife

Doug Wright
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Point of View

As a one-man play with forty characters, I Am My Own Wife has many different points of view. The two main points of view, however, are Charlotte and Doug. When narration is with Charlotte, the audience or reader sees the events of her life as she saw them, most in real-time. Doug is more of a voice of the audience. He asks the questions and searches for answers that we as readers and viewers need to know. It is his point of view that hopes for Charlotte's innocence and must ultimately accept her with all her flaws.

The combination of two main sources of narration allows for a powerful juxtaposition of views, as the audience is able to see all sides of Charlotte and decide, ultimately, as Doug did, for ourselves how she should be seen by history. Also of note is the fact that though...

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