|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||In love, Crying, Apologetic|
|Description||Mildred Ratched apologizes to Gwendolyn for lying to her and tells her she loves her|
|Details||50 minutes into the film|
Ratched tells the story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched and is set in 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to find a job at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. Her true mission is find and free her long lost brother, Edmund Tolleson, who is imprisoned there.
Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the at the same time shows her darker side. During the series Mildred gets into a relationship with Gwendolyn, the secretary of a politician and in this scene Mildred Ratched tells Gwendolyn that she loves her even if she has lied to her about who she really was.
If you're looking for a classic monologue from a woman about being in love you might be interested in Helena's monologue in Shakespeare "All's Well That Ends Well"
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MILDRED RATCHED: "What I kept from you...that was not easy for me to do. I wanted to tell you everything. And I understand how awful that would make you feel, how used you must have felt. The lies I told to get into that hospital, to get closer to Edmund...Those were amoral acts and I understand that completely but you must understand that I had no choice. And if I had to I would do it all over again. I wish you could leave the pain I've caused behind us. Let go of the resentment, the suspicion. [Holds her face] My feelings for you are the truest thing in me. I love you, do you hear me? I love you."