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Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Monologue

Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Character: Barbossa
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 3 minutes


Barbossa: Aye. That's exactly what I thought when we were first told the tale. Buried on an island of dead what cannot be found except for those who know where it is. Find it, we did. There be the chest. Inside be the gold. And we took 'em all. We spent 'em and traded 'em and frittered 'em away on drink and food and pleasurable company. The more we gave 'em away, the more we came to realize the drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, and all the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were, but now we are consumed by it. There is one way we can end our curse. All the scattered pieces of the Aztec gold must be restored and the blood repaid. Thanks to ye, we have the final piece.
[Elizabeth asks a question]
Barbossa: That's why there's no sense to be killin' ya yet.

Barbossa: I'm curious... after killin' me what was it you plannin' on doing next?

Barbossa: Look! The moonlight shows us for what we really are. We are not among the living, and so we cannot die, but neither are we dead. For too long I've been parched with thirst and unable to quench it. Too long I've been starving to death and haven't died. I feel nothing... not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea, nor the warmth of a woman's flesh. You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one! What are ya looking at? Back to work!