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Knights Tale Monologue

A Knights Tale by Brian Helgeland
Character: Chaucer
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 2 minutes

 

Chaucer: Mother? Is my mother here? I'd know her cooking anywhere! Mother, you at least go home. I will tell you tonight how it turns out. I hope that it will be good news, mother. I hope I can tell you how I convinced these...good people to leave my lord William unharmed. For I have never seen a heart that beats like the one in this man. Great it is, swollen with all the virtues risen of pride, full, free, courageous, constant and most of all...filled with hope.At least until today. I ask you: What makes a man noble, his lineage or his heart? Thank you very much, Mother, you can go home now. And what are knightly virtues and who decides who shall possess them? My lord, it's true, was born poor in Cheapside, London and so what? For he is as true as steel.....no, truer. For he is like gold to me. He is like gold and you and I are merely iron. And yet you people would come to see him rust. For shame. Shame on you all."