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Requiem for a Dream Monologue

Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. & Darren Aronofsky
Character: Sara
Gender: Female
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes

 

Sara: Big deal? You drove up in a cab. Did you see who had the best seat? I'm somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me. Soon, millions of people will see me and they'll all like me. I'll tell them about you, your father, how good he was to us. Remember? It's a reason to get up in the morning. It's a reason to lose weight. To fit in a red dress. It's a reason to smile. It makes tomorrow alright. (sighs) What have I got, Harry? Hm? Why should I even make the bed or wash the dishes? I do them. But why should I? I'm alone. Your father's gone. You're gone. I've no one to...care for. What have I got, Harry? ......I'm lonely. I'm old.
[Harry tries reasoning with her]
Sara: Ahh, it's not the same. They don't need me. I like the way I feel. I like thinking about the red dress and the television and you and your father! Now when I get the sun I smile!