How does Kreton, from Gore Vidal's play Visit to a Small Planet, know how to speak in English?
Gore Vidal's Visit to a Small Planet depicts an alien, Kreton, who has landed on earth in order to witness a war. Disappointed that there is no current war he can witness, Kreton intends to begin a war between the United States and Russia.
Kreton, as an alien, possesses very extraordinary powers. He is immortal, and his people have evolved to never need to procreate (given their immortality). Kreton can also read minds, levitate things, and create force fields. With his ability to read minds, Kreton has learned how to speak many different languages.