The importance of being earnest monologue

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Cecilys Monologue
PLAY: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

This is a monologue for the character Cecily, an 18 year old lady who is totally immersed in a fantasy of love, which she has made up inher own head.
(Lights on, Cecily enters the stage from the right wearing a Victorian dress, in the left there is a small table with a bouquet of flowers on tp of it, and a chair by the table.)
Oh! Ifonly I had known what it feels like to be in love, I would have started searching for it a long time ago. It’s so …it’s so overwhelming! It’s so strong that I can feel it warming up my heart, my souland each one of my bones (takes a pink rose and smells in a romantic way). Oh! But how unexpected love is! When I first met Earnest I didn’t know what to think about him, I didn’t know if he would bewhat I had imagined so I was so scared. He was so strange, so confusing. He was kind, but I felt he was giving a double meaning to everything he said. Plus, I had a terrible image of him due to allthe wild stories I had heard about his life. I thought he was going to be so defiant, so, apathetic, with no respect for his family, or for women for that matter. Oh my! How could I be so judgmental?But now I know better, I know what a charming gentleman Earnest is, I know he is the love of my life and I won’t ever let anything come between us, my happiness can only be by his side, being his brideand him being my dear husband. The most joyful part is: my Earnest loves me too, he does! Oh it is such a blessing to know all the affectionate, feelings he has for me. I know he hasn’t exactly toldme he is in love with me yet, but… that’s just because he is such a gentleman and he knows that it would be most inappropriate and indecorous to tell a young lady he loves her, if we are not alreadyunited in holy matrimony…which we will be, it’s only a matter of time before I can call myself his wife, the only women he will ever love.
(Sits in the chair, still slowly examining the rose)Oh! My...
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