Seneca the Younger Writing Styles in Thyestes; Phaedra; the Trojan Women; Oedipus with Octavia

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Point of View

The point of view of all of these plays is third person, limited and reliable. This is proven by the fact that, as plays, these stories only report on the actions and words of the characters, although the addition of soliloquies sometimes helps readers learn about the characters' thought and feelings. This point of view is important because of the format of the stories as plays. As plays, it is impossible for the author to report all of the thoughts and emotions of the characters since it would then be necessary for the characters to actually say them; additionally, if this were attempted, it would become unreliable since the characters' words might not be in complete accordance with their actual thoughts.

These plays contain a minuscule amount of exposition. Instead, they contain mostly dialogue with occasional monologues scattered throughout the plays to reveal the characters' inner...

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