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dparker96 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 7, 2009 at 12:01 AM via web

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I need a brief summary of what The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill was about in regards to Brutus, the main character.

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 11, 2009 at 7:58 AM (Answer #1)

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Brutus Jones is the protagonist of the play. He is a physically imposing black man who takes over the island by making the inhabitants think he has magical powers. In truth, he is an escaped murderer. He is a tyrannical ruler who dresses in military style and carries a gun. He speaks in a strong black dialect.

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