Martin McDonagh Writing Styles in The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh
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Point of View

Although this is a play and therefore does not have a traditional narration in the way that a work of fiction would have, but is rather made up of a long string of dialogue, interspersed with stage directions, the play can still be said to have a point of view. The play’s action and events all center around Katurian, and there are no scenes in which he is not involved. There is a brief moment in the beginning of Act 2 in which Michal is on stage alone, talking to himself and listening to Katurian being tortured in the other room, but this is the only time in which we see a character on stage without Katurian, and, in some ways, Katurian is still present in the scene.

In Act 1, Scene 2, Act 2, Scene 2, and the final moments of Act 3, Katurian actually becomes the narrator of...

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