|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Angry, Scolding, Lamenting, Frustrated|
|Genre||Historical, Drama, Spy, War|
|Description||William Walker warns about the danger of the revolution spreading across the carabbean|
|Details||1 hr 28 minutes into the film|
Set in the mid 19th century, William Walker, an English government agent, is sent to a fictional Caribbean island to break the Portuguese monopoly on the sugar market. In order to achieve that William Walker convinces the plantation owners to turn against the government and incites the slaves to revolt with the help of a young slave by the name of Jose. Now the revolt is out of control and they turn against the British. Here William Walker warns out of his commanders about the danger of the revolution spreading across the caribbean.
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William Walker: “Tell them that, Mr. Shelton. And tell them also that you make me sick. Do you know why this island is called Queimada? Because it was already burnt once, and do you know why? Because even then, it was the only way to conquer the resistance of the people and after that the Portuguese exploited the island in peace for nearly 300 years. You know that fire can’t cross the sea because it goes out. But certain news, certain ideas travel by ship’s crews. Have you any idea how many islands there are on which royal sugar has concessions? You should know. And have you the vaguest notion of what would happen to our employers if the example of Jose Dolores reached those islands? Mr. Shelton I..don’t know, I’m not just quite sure what I’m doing here. Money is important but then my salary is small compared to yours. Therefore is less important. I’m also not sure just why I do what I’m doing. Perhaps it’s only for the pleasure of it. Or perhaps I’m unable to do anything else. Perhaps I’ve nothing else to do but I do know that whenever I try to do something, I try to do it well. And to see it clearly and through to the end. Do you understand?"