After examining a selection of monologues from Alan Bennetts Discussing Heads, I used to be inspired to right one of my own. Within my monologue primary is on the young young lady who lives alone with her father, who violations her. The title, A fathers love, is usually ironic mainly because if her father liked her, after that why will he mistreatment her? This links to the monologues authored by Alan Bennett as he also uses the thought of irony to engage the audience.
The opening stage directions show some aspects of the characters lifestyle
Emma sits on the battered leather-based armchair in a plain living room
Coming from reading this, the audience will be able to identify the poor way of life that the lady experiences, also this is shown in a further pair of stage guidelines
Emma is usually washing food in a fundamental, untidy seeking kitchen.
In both situations there are hints of low income, yet her father locates enough money to go to the pub at night. This can help to reveal her fathers character and his priorities.
In the first section of the monologue there is absolutely no clue in regards to what the problem could be, but as the monologue advances the signs become sharper and the target audience may have an overabundance of an notion of what the girl is encountering. For example
My spouse and i said I used to be sorry regarding the medicine but it really wasnt my mistake, there wasnt a need intended for the way he reacted.
Right now there it becomes clear to the target audience that the women father includes a bad temper. This thought is created in the next portion of the monologue as the lady debates whether to go to institution. It at this point becomes evident that this individual has struck her. To make a more apparent clue I had developed to re draft my own monologue to ensure that the audience to grab on the problem
How can I head to school using a face like this I could simply tell everybody I droped down the stairways.
The indications are really delicate at first nevertheless do be obvious since the monologue progresses.
We tried to make tragedy in the monologue simply by portraying the young lady as feeling alone in the world, she lives alone with her awful tempered dad who beverages a lot. The tragedy is the fact she doesnt want to walk out on her father yet she knows that its not safe for her to be. I think the fact that audience may identify this kind of in the monologue. In my monologue, it shows the father suprising the small girl which has a shopping trip, this was only through sense of guilt. Its tragic that this individual has to present his take pleasure in for his daughter by buying presents but not through devotion. By the end of the monologue you observe that there is no change in the attitude of the dad, although he promises his daughter that things will alter, they dont. Emma says
He guaranteed me that he isnt going to do this kind of anymore I simply hope he isnt drunk again.
This demonstrates her fear of her father.
The very last set of stage directions implies that the girl can be frightened and this her dad hasnt altered. The youthful girl understands what is going to happen when her father comes back home.
A door slams and a man is definitely heard yelling from away stage Hes home! (Frightened)
I have tried to end my own monologue on the tragic be aware, but leave the audience in suspense. That shows that the daddy has pennyless his assurance and come in drunk once again, but you cannot find any indication whether or not he will overcome his girl.