interior monologue

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a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue

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Finally, the interior monologue in which nobody listens and understands is the last technique that Casares uses to validate this character's loneliness and desperation.
In "Vienna Spring," an interior monologue spoken by Beethoven, the composer declares that before he met the young musician, he had given up on the violin, thinking it "no more / than a tiny, querulous beast.
His interior monologue doesn't discuss the divorce but Tariq's fondness for photographing comely young women suggest he's been a womaniser.
He mentions a passionate love of cinema; one wishes he could bring some of that interest into his writing--or anything from his everyday world--lest we feel trapped in the interior monologue that fills most of this book.
And in some novels, the narrator stands back and renders the character's interior monologue, for example in Mauriac's Therese Desqueyroux (1927).
In the single-channel HD video, Telegraph, a Vancouver Everyman is seen walking through one of the city's urban-edge forests, improbably intercut with aerial views of New York City streets (lots of yellow cabs) and the actor's fragmented interior monologue ("Green, green is a great color, green-brown, but I'm wearing blue," "directions in here somewhere?
When birds take flight in "The New World," we feel something important is taking place, but the director's constant use of interior monologue in scenes between Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher) and Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) becomes tiresomely arty.
This half-drunken interior monologue neatly and sparely dispatches the self-serving lie of American political innocence and its many "piddling derelictions.
The interior monologue resembles the editing of a narrative or film: "A popular misconception is that we can't change the past--everyone A popular misconception is that we can't change the past--everyone is constantly changing their own past, recalling it, revising it" (Laurence 70).
If that most basic plot of Pride and Prejudice is too demanding (Mr Right versus Miss Wrong) then the interior monologue in James Joyce's Ulysses is going to be lost on your average non-metrosexual, straight male.
I have not discovered any evidence that any soliloquy in any European play before the middle of the seventeenth century was designed as an interior monologue or was perceived as one by playgoers.
Unlike the scene of Bundy's beating, in which the free indirect discourse moves the reader back and forth dialogically between Marse Prosser and the slaves, in this interior monologue of the funeral, the reader is separated from Marse Prosser, who becomes the distanced "other" with a dangerously limited knowledge.
Here he immediately establishes the convention that many of Gurov's and Anna's lines are interior monologue, unheard by the other: lines of mutual dialogue are printed in bold face.
As his long essay develops Mr Lodge begins to use a range of case studies to show (for the benefit of non-literary readers one supposes) how such techniques as free direct style or interior monologue exhibit this problem.
In 1900, his short story "Leutnant Gustl" the interior monologue of a blustering subaltern justifying his fear of fighting a duel, so incensed the military establishment that Schnitzler was cashiered from the reserves.
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