|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Persuasive, Speech, Talking to the audience|
|Description||James Speech to Debt Ridden Home Owners|
|Details||51 minutes into the film|
In the beginning of the movie James, a blind man who works as a telemarketer in a real estate company, regains his sight miraculously. Suddenly he becomes attracted to the superficial things in life an alienates the people closest to him. He gets a promotion in the real estate company where he works and works up a scheme to persuade debt ridden home owners to sell their houses at a lower value. In this 3 minute monologue, James, after telling a joke, he tries to persuade the audience to get rid of debt...
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A man... prays to God for 50 years. The same prayer every night. God, please let me win the lottery. Every night. Year after year, after year, after year. “Please! God, let me win the lottery”. And finally an angel goes to God. And he says “God, this man has been praying so long, why don’t you let him win.” And you know what God say? God says, “I’d love to help him out. Love to help him out. But he’s never bought a lottery ticket.” Now I look into this crowd, and I see different faces. I see old men and women, I see young couples. Single mothers. Young men. Whole families. Why are you all here? Why are you all here? It’s because of your addiction. Your addiction to debt. To the economy of debt. To never picking up when that unlisted number flashes on your phone. To waking up in the morning and dodging phone calls and red letters..and finally, to sitting at home in the dark so you can’t get served. So we go and we pray. And we cry. And we feel sorry for ourselves and why, why do we do that? It’s because we don’t have the guts to take action. To get out of debt. To sell that car or to move to a smaller house. To get that ticket. So we come up with excuses. “I can’t get a job. I make too little. The money is too low. I can’t move ahead. And - and maybe that’s right. Maybe you’re stuck. Maybe the money is low. I mean we all have these problems, right? We all have these problems. Then why do we feel it right to live beyond our means? Why should we live beyond our earnings? What sense does it make when we’re stuck, 15 years down the line, shackled with debt? Debt hanging down our throats. Does the bank care about your hard life? Do they care about your low income? No, they don’t! No, they don’t.