A Monologue On Monologuing

PLOT TWIST: this week we’re focusing not on a specific work of art, but on a trop often found in them. Given that the villainous monologue has been mentioned in everything from Pixar movies to Geico commercials, I don’t think I need to explain it. What I do need to do, however, is defend it from all those who argue that it’s always a plot hole.

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