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The Hours Monologue

The Hours by David Hare
Character: Laura
Gender: Female
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 1 minutes


Laura: There are times when you don't belong and you think you're going to kill yourself. Once I went to a hotel. That night...later that night, I made a plan. Plan was, I would leave my family when my second child was born. And that's what I did. Got up one morning, made breakfast, went to the bus stop, got on a bus. I'd left a note. I got a job in a library in Canada. It would be wonderful to say you regretted it. It would be easy. But what does it mean? What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear. There it is. No one is going to forgive me. It was death. I chose life.