This monologue aims to explore a wide range of problems
concerning relationships among people that come from different
countries, as well as the difficulties that re-adapting to a fast paced
city like London entails.
The infidelity theme is revealed immediately in the text, but it should not be
identified as the main theme.
Functioning as a powerful driving force, it has the purpose to serve as a starting point
from which i intend to develop and analyse all the contradictions and problems of
living in a foreign country.?
The action is triggered by an act of unfaithfulness that causes disruption, confusion
and ultimately pain.
Subsequently, the reaction to this act uncovers an articulate set of emotions, from
astonishment to anger, from self-pity to self-awareness.
?My tendency to question everything shows through the text in the form of a search
for reasons: what did just happen and why it did happen. One possible answer
is that couples who struggle to reach a deeper and significant level of understanding,
have more chances to take separate ways once the stupor and amazement of the first
few months fades away. When do they fail to do so? Certainly when there is no
communication among parties.
Being in a mixed relationship can be far more complicated than one with fellow
compatriots because of the cultural differences and especially the language barrier.
The proliferation of mixed couples is the result of globalisation, phenomenon
especially accentuated in multicultural cities like London.
Faster and cheaper transportation have sensibly shortened physical distance. Also the
extensive use of social media plays a crucial part in the process.
The international student exchange, and especially th…
…mense Kenneth Williams, and as i mentioned earlier
Bobby Baker and Bridget Christie. Their sensitivity and talent spoke to
my heart and gave me the confidence to challenge myself in order to explore the
format of stand-up comedy.
All the work we have done in class enabled me to push the boundaries of my own
creativity to a level i did not think was possible to achieve.
My final thoughts go to this great country and especially to the city of London which
has taught me that the real challenge is to learn and experience as much as i can but
still manage to preserve my uniqueness as an individual, and my dignity as a human
The ultimate goal is to absorb without being absorbed.
?Quod erat demostrandum in my own interpretation of the words of Kenneth Williams
– if we are not free to be and to express ourselves then “what’s the bloody point?”.