David Mamet Writing Styles in Sexual Perversity in Chicago and the Duck Variations: Two Plays

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Point of View

The point of view used in both plays is third person omniscient.

In "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", third person is crucial due to the various angles and characters. It would be impossible for a first person point of view to be used, as the crux of the dialogue lies in the interaction of the characters. Through this point of view, the reader is able to clearly discern the personalities of each character. The reader can also get a broad view of the time period, which is 1976. Mamet has also made it possible to hide parts of the characters underneath various facades to add depth to each person and not reveal every thought and motive.

In "The Duck Variations," the third person point of view is also essential. Although Emil and George are in their sixties, they act older. The third person point of view allows readers...

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