Sweet Pea's Monologue


More than two weeks already passed since I watched Sucker Punch and much has been said about it, both good and bad. Personally, I loved and enjoyed it -- so much that I don't even care about its low ratings over at Rotten Tomatoes. To each his own. I think it's an interesting movie, one that is best seen inside the cinemas and not buying from your local... uh... I mean... by-the-corner-of-the-streets disc retailer. I might even venture into buying the original DVD, and that's saying something.

One of the things that I loved about it was Sweet Pea's monologue. I love well-written monologues; to date, my favorite is still the one by Kate Winslet in The Holiday. While my initial intention was to help a friend, I felt the need to capture the monologue itself. Maybe because there's so much in it that reflects certain parts of my life, not to mention that it's nicely written. Nonetheless, I think it should be shared. Perhaps, you may find something something about it that you can draw inspiration from.


"Everyone has an angel; a guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take: one day, old man; next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you -- they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our hearts, reminding that it's us... it's everyone of us who holds the power over the worlds we create."


"We can deny our angels exist, convince ourselves they can't be real, but they show up anyway -- at strange places and at strange times. They can speak through any character we can imagine. They'll shout through demons if they have to... daring us... challenging us to fight."


"And finally this question, the mystery of who's story it will be... of who draws the curtain... who is it that chooses out steps in the dance... who drives us mad, lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible... who is it that tells all things?"


"Who honors those we love with the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time, stay with it and we'll never die? Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us and who holds the key that could set us free? It's you. You have all the weapons you need. Now, fight!"



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1 comments:

    On June 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM Anonymous said...

    Thanks for this. I bookmarked this page a long time ago just so I can have a copy of the monologue. Yeah, The Holiday is great too. Saan ka satin?

     

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