The character, Mike, envisions what it would like to be a father. He addresses a character "Seated Female" who he has got pregnant. She sits in a waiting room. He's on the phone with her. He pleads with her to give him a chance to be a father.
Start the monologue with "I mean, the vision I have of myself? As a dad?" on page 209 and close the monologue with "we can figure it out" on page 210.
Per Monologue Writing 101, this monologue is notable for:
- Strong want - he has a strong desire to be a father.
- High stakes - if he doesn't convince her, he may not get the chance.
- Discovery - he's sharing a vision of himself as a father with "Seated Female" likely for the first time.
- Tactics - for a short piece, he tries two tactics: shared with her a positive vision of how he'll be a good father and that he's open to trying to make the relationship work with her.
- Internal Obstacles - he's definitely pushing past some internal obstacles here that he had about commitment to this woman and to having a family. But he's blasting past them, actually, because there's the real present danger in this dramatic moment of him losing both.