|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Neurotic, Insane, Depressed, Frustrated|
|Description||It's a game, a bloody game|
|Details||46 minutes into the film|
Lillie is an idealistic American nurse who leaves the United States to join as a volunteer in a medical mission in the Ottoman Empire run by Dr Jude, who falls in love with her, and the older mission’s founder, Woodruff, who doesn’t think she should stay there. In this 1-2 minute monologue Woodruff confronts Lillie about Jude being in love with her and what she faces by staying in a dangerous place like Anatolia.
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WOODRUFF: “He’s in love with you...I’d hate to see him disappointed. I told him the first time I saw you. This is no place for a woman. No, you’re not afraid. Neither was she. I don’t know your approach (clears throat) to medicine, Miss Rowe. Possibly you overflow with the nobility of relieving human suffering. You know my approach? It’s a game. A bloody game. In which we pit our puny brains and skills against the forces of destruction and disease and lose. We are drowning in death. I don’t expect you to understand. But you will.”