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Sullivan's Travels Monologue

Sullivan's Travels by Preston Sturges
Character: The Butler
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 1 minutes


The Butler: I doubt that they would appreciate it, sir. They rather resent the invasion of their privacy. I believe quite properly, sir. You see, sir, rich people and theorists, who are usually rich people, think of poverty in the negative ... as the lack of riches ... as disease might be called the lack of health -- but it isn't, sir. Poverty is not the lack of anything, but a positive plague, virulent in itself, contagious as cholera, with filth, criminality, vice and despair as only a few of its symptoms. It is to be stayed away from, even for purposes of study ... It is to be shunned.