Titel: Character Analysis: Dolly Scupp in Terrence McNally’s "Bad Habits"
Autoren/Herausgeber: Christina Gieseler
Ausgabe: 1., Auflage
Document from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Hawai'i Pacific University, course: Acting I, language: English, abstract: My monologue is taken from Bad Habits by Terrence McNally and appears on page 19 (1; 2).I’m Dolly Scupp, my nationality is American and right now I’m in Ravenswood, WV, USA at
some kind of mental health center to visit my husband; our home is actually in Larchmont,WV (3; 4). I’m 50 years old and have been married to my husband Harry Scupp for a long time (5). I feel like he does not give me the attention I deserve, and that he thinks I’m unattractive because he has got a round and mean-looking tropical fish he calls after me (5;6)! So, I sometimes feel old, fat and frustrated (5; 6). I’m desperate and kind of exhausted,because I wish my marriage has been different – I just don’t know what to do and how this all came about (25).
About this fat fish thing I must say that am not a slender person, but hey, I’m not twenty anymore and actually, I think I’m a quite good-looking mature woman, and recently lost some weight (6)! Harry just doesn’t notice.