Plays on

Hi,

"The story plays on the idea of perspectives ..."

What does plays on mean here exactly? According oxford advanced learners dictionary the phrasal verb 'play on' means 'to take advantage of somebody‚Äôs feelings, etc.' and the synonym listed is 'exploit'.

Also, would it be more correct to say "the story plays with the idea of perspectives"? 

Thank you.

Prashobhini. 

 

 

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