“I feel physically inadequate” From the Animated Film “Antz.” Zee visits a psychologist. Dramatic Monologue for Teen Male. 2 Min.
Written by: Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz, and Paul Weitz
Zee: All my life I’ve lived and worked in the big city, which now that I think of it, is a problem since I always feel uncomfortable around crowds. I mean it I have this fear of enclosed spaces, everything makes me feel trapped all the time. You know I always tell my self there’s got to be something better out there, but maybe I think too much. I think everything must go back to the fact that I had a very anxious childhood, you know my mother never had time for me. You know when you’re a middle child in a family of five million, you don’t get any attention, I mean how’s it possible. And I’ve always had these abandonment issues, which played me, My father was basically a drone like I’ve said, you know the guy flew away when I was just a larva… and my job, don’t get me started on, cause it really annoys me, I was not cut out to be a worker, I’ll tell you right now, I feel physically inadequate, I, I, my whole life I’ve never been able to lift ten times my own body weight and when you get down to it, handling dirt is….. aaaiiiheeww, you know is not my idea of a rewarding career. It’s this whole gung-ho super-organism thing that I, I you know I can’t get, I try but I can’t get it. I mean you know, what is it, I’m supposed to do everything for the colony, and what about my needs, what about me? I mean I gotta believe there’s someplace out there that’s better than this! Otherwise I’d just curl up in a larva position and weep! (pause) The whole system out there just makes me feel… (thinking) Insignificant!