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Monologue Examples

In theatre, a monologue is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media, e.g. plays and film, as well as in non-dramatic media such as poetry. Monologues are often used by comedians and by people auditioning for acting positions or college entrance.

Monologues share much in common with several other literary devices including soliloquies, apostrophes, and aside. There are, however, distinctions between each of these devices. For example, a monologue is distinct from a soliloquy because the latter involves a character relating his or her thoughts and feelings to him/herself and to the audience without addressing any of the other characters. A monologue is the thoughts of a person spoken out loud. Monologues are also distinct from apostrophes, wherein the speaker or writer addresses an imaginary person, inanimate object, or idea. There are a variety of types of monologues. Interior monologues, dramatic monologues, active monologues, as well as narrative monologues. Perhaps one of the most famous monologues written is found in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet":
"To be, or not to be--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer, The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--, No more--and by a sleep to say we end, The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks, That flesh is heir to..."
Monologue Meaning
The term "monologue" refers to a speech, given solo, by a character in a movie, play or performance. The monologue is a means of expressing thoughts and emotions. Monologues are often used by commedians and by people auditioning for acting positions or college entrance. There are a variety of types of monologues.
Monologue Examples
And of course everyone WALKS AWAY just as I get to the most important part of my monologue.