S for Soliloquy

This was a word I was made aware of an year ago. I was at a friend's place making dinner. I opened the refrigerator door and was fishing out some tomatoes and onions. And as usual, I was talking to myself. My friends who were in the living room thought I was saying something to them. :-)

Soliloquy is a Shakespearean usage, where the characters talk to themselves or to others characters in a lengthy monologue, in an attempt to make the audience aware of the emotions or feelings.

The act of talking to oneself does not indicate madness. It's a means of venting out or even thinking aloud and many a time, I find that it helps to talk out aloud. That said, do not attempt it all the time lest people start thinking you are crazy :-)

Image courtesy: Guardian. A photo mimic of Velásquez's Rokeby Venus.

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  2. Same pinch!! I have often been described (or accused ) as "Soliloquy". And I get away with the excuse of being a single child ;)

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    1. haha no excuse there but I love being a soliloquy

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  3. I believe people taught to themselves when they feel lonely...

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    1. not necessarily. I do that with people around too :D

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  4. Soliloquy. Now that describes me :)

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  5. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” - George Carlin

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  6. I talk to myself when I am driving. Takes the pressure out while I am driving in the city.

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    1. Someone I know has recently started doing this. :)

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    1. Ah no guilt. It's lovely to see so many soliloquys around us :D Happy I am

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  8. yennalamo yosichaen - Shakespeare kooda at the back of my head - but well you got a good topic - great post :) To be or not to be that is the question? :)

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  9. "Whether 'tis nobler in the mind..." (still Shakespeare) and my continuation would be ..."to be on A to Z blogs or not!"
    I'm still popping in to as many as I can! Self soliloquies are fantastic when you learn something from them. Nancy at Welcome to she said, he said

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  10. I do that every day when I actually do some work or study!

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  11. I almost always do this in my mind. Sometimes they give excellent perspectives while trying to arrive at something.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  12. Half the time, I start a conversation and it ends up being a Soliloquy :-D

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