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The Mirror Has Two Faces Monologue

The Mirror Has Two Faces by Richard LaGravenese
Character: Rose
Gender: Female
Age (range): 20-50
Style: Drama
Length: 3 minutes


Background Info:Rose marries Gregory, knowing that he does not believe in romance or sex in relationships. She is breaking up with him after realizing that she is not willing to settle for that. They both really love each other, physically and emotionally, but are afraid to be vulnerable, so they don't want to admit to it. Rose goes from nervous, to angry and confident, to nervous, to resigned in two minutes.

I really want to apologize. I settled for something that I didn't want. I thought I could live with that. I thought it would be enough, but I lied. I lied to myself. I lied to you. To tell you the truth, I think your theories about relationships are total bullshit. I believe in love and lust and sex and romance. I don't want everything to add up to some perfect equation. I want mess and chaos. I want someone to go crazy out of his mind for me! I want to feel passion and heat and sweat and madness! I want valentines and cupid and all the rest of that crap. I want it all.

And I want to thank you. I want to thank you, Gregory, because you forced me to look at things that i was too lazy or too scared to look at. I mean, can you believe that all this time I kept up this ridiculous fantasy that you, like Alex, would fall in love with me? I know It was unfair of me to think that you would change. I know you feel very strongly about your beliefs, and I appreciate that. I know I broke our agreement. It's just that I fell in love with you. I know, stupid, right? But I don't want you to feel bad, because I'm not in love with you anymore. Suddenly, dinner doesn't seem like such a good idea, does it?