|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Reminiscing life story/Telling a story, Pondering/Pensive|
|Description||Crazy Freddie Clegg ponders about Miranda's death and his next victim|
|Details||1 hr 55 minutes into the film|
Freddie Clegg is a psychotic, shy bank clerk who kidnaps a beautiful girl and locks her in his basement. Here we are at the end of the movie. The girl has just died in the cellar and Freddie sits there looking at the dead body or the girl he loved..the monologue continues as a voice over as he drives to town and finds his next victim, a nurse who is crossing the street...
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|FREDDIE CLEGG: "As I sat there all the rest of the afternoon remembering...and all sort of nice things came back. I remembered the beginning--the times in Reading just seeing her get on the bus. I thought how happy I'd been..feelings I've had these weeks she was here--feelings I never had before and would never have again...and now suddenly she was dead. And dead means gone forever....forever. She's in the box I made under the tall oak.. For days after she was dead I kept thinking...perhaps it was my fault, after all, that she did what she did..and lost my respect. Then I thought, no. It was her fault. She asked for everything she got. My only mistake was aiming too high. I ought to have see I'd never get what I wanted from someone like Miranda...with all her la-di-da ideas and clever tricks. I ought to have got someone who would respect me more....someone ordinary. Someone I could teach...|