Our Town

I don't like the whole change that's com...

Emily Webb

Our Town

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Basics


Show
Character
Gender
Female
Age Range
Late Teen, Young Adult
Style
Dramatic
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Play

Monologue Context

Emily is talking to George, a boy whom she loves very much. However, in this monologue, she is...


Monologue Text

I don't like the whole change that's come over you in the last year. I'm sorry if that hurts your feelings, but I've got to- tell the truth and shame the devil. Up to a year ago I used to like you a lot. And I used to watch you as you did everything? because we'd been friends so long? and then you began spending all your time at baseball? and you never stopped to speak to anybody any more. Not even to your own family you didn't? and, George, it's a fact, you've got awful concieted and stuck up, and all the girls say so. They may not say so to your face, but that's what they say about you behind your back, and it hurts me to hear them say it, but I've got to agree with them a little. I'm sorry if it hurts your feelings? but I cant be sorry I said it.



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