Essay Sample: Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi

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SAMPLE MONOLOGUES:

These are taken from movies and even though you may not have watched the whole movie the monologue gives you a clear experience of the character. These are said out aloud & for an audience as they are for film but you can easily adopt some of the strategies used here. See if you can find the scene in the movie to watch it too.

From the movie “Dirty Dancing”
Francis: I told you I was telling the truth Daddy. I'm sorry I lied to you.
[BEAT]
But you lied too. You told me everyone was alike and deserved a fair break. But you meant everyone who was like you. You told me you wanted me to change the world, make it better. But you meant by becoming a lawyer or an economist and marrying someone from Harvard.
[BEAT]
I'm not proud of myself, but I'm in this family too and you can't keep giving me the silent treatment.
[BEAT]
There are a lot of things about me that aren't what you thought. But if you love me, you have to love all the things about me. And I love you, and I'm sorry I let you down, I'm so sorry Daddy. But you let me down too.

From the movie “Election”
Tammy: Who cares about this stupid election? We all know it doesn't matter who gets elected president of Carver. Do you really think it's going to change anything around here? Make one single person smarter? Or nicer? The only person it does matter to is the one that gets elected. The same pathetic charade happens every year and everyone makes the same pathetic promises just so they can put it on their transcripts to get into college. So vote for me, because I don't even want to go to college and I don't care. As president, I won't do anything. The only promise I will make is that, if elected, I will immediately dismantle the student government so that none of us has to sit through one of these stupid assemblies again. Or don't vote for me. Who cares? Don't vote at all!

From the movie “The Princess Diaries”
Mia: Hi, um... hello. I'm Mia. Um, it's stopped raining! I'm really no good at speech - making. Normally I get so nervous that I faint or run away, or sometimes I even get sick. But you really didn't need to know that... But I'm not so afraid anymore. See, my father helped me. Earlier this evening had every intention of giving up my claim to the throne. And my mother 0helped me, by telling me it was ok, and by supporting me like she has for my entire life. But then I wondered how I'd feel after abdicating my role as Princess of Genovia. Would I feel relieved, or would I feel sad? And then I realized how many stupid times a day I use the word 'I.' And probably all I ever do is think about myself. And how lame is that when there's like seven billion other people out there on the planet, and... sorry, I'm going too fast. But then I thought, if I cared about the other seven billion out there, instead of just me, that's probably a much better use of my time.
See, if i were Princess of Genovia, then my thoughts and the thoughts of people smarter than me would be much better heard, and just maybe those thoughts could be turned into actions. So this morning when I woke up, I was Mia Thermopolis. But now I choose to be forevermore, Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia.

From the TV show “ Dawson’s Creek”
Jen: My name is Jen Lindley. And I was friends with Abby, as much as anyone could be because Abby had a toxic personality, in fact it was almost bordering on radioactive. Abby could be cruel and Abby could be spiteful, and Abby could certainly be petty. She spent her days mischievously stirring up trouble, and creating calamity, and generally, taking pleasure in other people's pain. You know, in Sunday School, they teach us that God made Man in his…