|so·lil·o·quy [ sə lílləkwee ] (pluralso·lil·o·quies)|
|1. talking when alone: the act of speaking while alone, especially when used as a theatrical device that allows a character's thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience|
|2. section in play: a section of a play or other drama in which a soliloquy is spoken|
16th century theater is marked by the emergence of soliloquies. soliloquies became the pulpit for the tragic hero to reveal his subconscious, allowing the audience a glimpse into the illogical mind of the character. however, during these soliloquies, the character himself remained completely self-unaware and conflicted by his own cognitive tendencies. so although the audience may gain a greater understanding of the character-his very essence, the character continues to aimlessly voyage onward towards self-discovery.
welcome to my soliloquy.