Homework Help

What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

user profile pic

rihad | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted January 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM via web

dislike 1 like

What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

3 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 13, 2012 at 6:39 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like
A soliloquy is an internalized thought speech that the character "tells" himself in his mind, but which the audience hears because the actor says it out loud. A dramatic monologue is a relatively long speech act spoken aloud in fictive time by a character (a speech act is an action imbedded in speech-- a promise, a confession, a declaration of intent, etc. The central difference is whether other characters in the play hear it and respond to it, or whether it is simply a stage language device for the convenience of the playwright to reveal the (usually)protagonist's thoughts.
user profile pic

rihad | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted January 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

Actually, this question was asked by one of the teachers in my university?

 

user profile pic

rihad | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted January 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

Could  anyone tell me about the question that I asked? Is it a standard question that natikve teachers ask in their classes?  I just  want to know as someone rated this as a poor question? I would be really grateful. Please...  .  My question was:

What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

Thank you...


Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes