Mr. Dudley

In drama monologue, Mr. Dudley, Anne tries to help her brother understand his own reaction and emotions for removing a rat from their home.

ANNE:  Well, you had what is called a reaction, Dudley. You reacted because you felt threatened, and it’s not your fault because a rat shouldn’t be in someone’s home..uh – I’ve heard of some people keeping them as pets, but when they aren’t invited, I believe, especially when coming from outside, that we should try to keep them out, right? With all the diseases and all, who knows what they carry, and we don’t wish to get sick, do we? Of course we don’t. You protected yourself and you protected me, Dudley, so I’m not mad with you. I’m mad at the hell did he get in? That’s the question, isn’t it? (She stands.) It’s okay. I’ll have Sam have a look around the house, see if he can find…are you okay, Dudley? … Dudley, there are times in our lives when we do something that makes us feel bad about ourselves afterwards..we all do things we sometimes wish we didn’t do…but I need you to know that I understand why you did what you did.

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Mr. Dudley by Joseph Arnone In the one-act eplay, “Mr. Dudley”, Anne does her best to keep composed when her brother Dudley walks into the living room holding up a dead rat.  1 Woman, 1 Man.  Drama/Family Drama.

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