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Her big chance Lesley is a young actress, who as other actors is trying her very best to make big time. Lesley tries to come across as being a caring, sensitive, and witty but professional individual. However as we discover in the monologue, she is actually a very insecure lonely person, who has created a false persona about her in order to succeed. The monologue is an extended dramatic speech, narrated from a single view point. The writer has written the monologue in this was so as to give Lesley the control over what readers envisage of her. As a result the audience are given an extremely subjective view of Lesley. The writer is able to manipulate the readers so as to force a image of Lesley on to them, yet also inviting the readers to form their own opinion of Lesley, from what is implied through the language used rather than basing our opinion on what we are unambiguously told. Lesley is quite apparently convinced that she is a socialist and someone who can explicitly talk to anyone she may meet. ...read more.


Lesley is constantly contradicting what she say, which can be seen through her behaviour. She believe her self a good judge of character, however she is continually misjudging people intentions. This is reinforced throughout the monologue as on numerous occasions she ends up in bed with a member of the cast. Lesley tells Kenny that the kind of evening she likes is just "two people just talking about something interesting", despite the fact that it is clear to the reader that he is only interested in one thing, and that is her body. A further contradiction of her personality comes as she stereotypes and categorise those whom she meets. She consider her self to be a moral and an over all acceptant person of all. Her feelings towards homosexuals are revealed in several remarks she made towards Scott. "I normally like them only I think he's one of the ones that it turned bitter". This highlights her prejudice and a lack of understanding of other people. She also assumes that all men that show no sexual interest in her are no doughtily homosexuals. ...read more.


However it is appertain to the readers that she is only inquiring about the characters name give the impression of professionalism. A career as an actress is probably the most important thing to her and she will do anything to achieve her goals in her career. She gets as involved in the film as much as possible she says that she "tries to get as involved as possible". To achieve the success she wants she will do what ever she can whether it be learning to ski or even learning a new language. Her attitude towards her career has to one of her most reliable attribute in that she. When the filming ad finished she said she had "become so identified with Travis, it was only hen she'd had a bath and freshened up she felt her self loosening her hold on Travis". This may be some what over the top however I believe that she id trying her hardest to succeed. Lesley needs to convince the audience and her self that she knows what she is talking about and that she if familiar with the film and TV jargon, in order to seem as professional as possible. ...read more.

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