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I need a brief summary of what The Emperor Jones play by oneil was about in regards to...

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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 play by oneil was about in regards to Brutus the main character.

Please give me any information regarding the main character of the play as well as what the main plot and solution of the play were to be or not to be.  Any other information would be greatly appreciated

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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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