Never Let Me Go Monologues

Never Let Me Go (Miss Lucy)

MISS LUCY: I don”t think I can keep silent anymore. If no one else will talk to you, I will. The problem is that you have been told, and not told. That is what I”ve seen while I”ve been here. You have been told, but none of you really understand. So I”ve decided I”ll talk to you in a way that you will understand.Do you know what happens to children when they grow up? No – you don”t. Because nobody knows. They might grow up to become actors, and move to America. Or they might work in supermarkets, or teach in schools. They might become sportsmen, or bus conductors, or racing car drivers. They might do almost anything.But with you, we do know. None of you will go to America. None of you will work in supermarkets. None of you will do anything, except live out the life that has already been set out for you. You will become adults, but only briefly. Before you are old, before you are even middle-aged, you will start to donate your vital organs. That”s what you were created to do. And some time around your third or fourth donation, your short life will be complete. You have to know who you are, and what you are. It”s the only way you”ll lead decent lives.

Do you know what happens to children when they grow up? No – you don”t. Because nobody knows. They might grow up to become actors, and move to America. Or they might work in supermarkets, or teach in schools. They might become sportsmen, or bus conductors, or racing car drivers. They might do almost anything.But with you, we do know. None of you will go to America. None of you will work in supermarkets. None of you will do anything, except live out the life that has already been set out for you. You will become adults, but only briefly. Before you are old, before you are even middle-aged, you will start to donate your vital organs. That”s what you were created to do. And some time around your third or fourth donation, your short life will be complete. You have to know who you are, and what you are. It”s the only way you”ll lead decent lives.

But with you, we do know. None of you will go to America. None of you will work in supermarkets. None of you will do anything, except live out the life that has already been set out for you. You will become adults, but only briefly. Before you are old, before you are even middle-aged, you will start to donate your vital organs. That”s what you were created to do. And some time around your third or fourth donation, your short life will be complete. You have to know who you are, and what you are. It”s the only way you”ll lead decent lives.

Never Let Me Go (Tommy)

TOMMY: Chrissie and Rod are pretty obsessed with this rumor, aren”t they? I was thinking that if this rumor was true, it might explain quite a lot. Well – the Gallery for instance. We never got to the bottom of it, what the Gallery was for.Pictures, poetry, sculptures. It tells you something about yourself. That”s the point about art, isn”t it? It says what”s inside you. Your soul. (beat) So suppose that the rumor is true. A special arrangement has been made for Hailsham students. If they”re in love. There would have to be a way to judge if couples are telling the truth, and not just lying to put off their donations.Well that”s what the Gallery would be for. In the Gallery, they can find out everything about us that they need to know. So if we say we”re in love, they can look into our souls, and they”ll know if it”s real love, or just a lie.

Pictures, poetry, sculptures. It tells you something about yourself. That”s the point about art, isn”t it? It says what”s inside you. Your soul. (beat) So suppose that the rumor is true. A special arrangement has been made for Hailsham students. If they”re in love. There would have to be a way to judge if couples are telling the truth, and not just lying to put off their donations.Well that”s what the Gallery would be for. In the Gallery, they can find out everything about us that they need to know. So if we say we”re in love, they can look into our souls, and they”ll know if it”s real love, or just a lie.

Well that”s what the Gallery would be for. In the Gallery, they can find out everything about us that they need to know. So if we say we”re in love, they can look into our souls, and they”ll know if it”s real love, or just a lie.

Never Let Me Go (Kathy)

I come here and imagine that this is the spot where everything I’ve lost since my childhood is washed out. I tell myself, if that were true and I waited long enough then a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until I’d see it was Tommy. He’d wave. And maybe call. I don’t know if the fantasy goes beyond that, I can’t let it. I remind myself I was lucky to have had any time with him at all. What I’m not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.