|Age Range(s)||Teenager (13-19), Young Adult (20-35)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Persuasive, Descriptive, Talking to the audience, Pondering/Pensive|
|Location||Opening V.O. monologue|
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his buddies try to escape their boring everyday life in Edinburgh, Scoland, by using heroin. His life spirals out of control until he decides to come clean. This is the opening monologue, in voice over, when he is chased by the police in the streets of Edinburgh, as he gives the audience his reasons for using heroin..
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|RENTON: "Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?......"|