English: Breaker Morant Monologue
The character I have chose in this play is Breaker Morant by Kenneth Ross is Lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant, the most primary reason why I decided to express my views creatively upon this issue, of the play Breaker Morant by Kenneth Ross, is that the order made clear by the British High Command sent out to the Bushveldt Carabineers was bitter and simple. To fight the Boer on its terms, and to take no prisoners. Such an order could prove fatal, especially to Lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant, who was dishonourably used as a scapegoat for the British Empire to appease political conflict between Germany at the time. Throughout this ...view middle of the document...
Something the British where to afraid to do, and we Australians where demanded to endeavour.
Well they tricked us all right, they tricked us good, of course this would never be the case if our superior Captain Hunt was alive for t he court trail. He was given the order directly from the mouth of the English. Without our skipper, we have no evidence to prove our innocence, they all have been sent to India. The English saw the opportunity to avoid big trouble with Germany, and they took it as a small price to pay, unfortunately for us we where that small price to pay, under the new form of involuntary sacrifice.
We Australians, where part of a sideshow of the war, being part of the BVC, And as saying goes the first casualty of war is the truth. It’s right though, war changes men’s nature, and men, should never be trialled in war, as there is no wrong or right doing in war, just pure stupidity. Normal men, put in abnormal situations. As we claim we were just following our orders, fighting the Boer the way they fought us, in extraordinary circumstances.
The first day of court was a mess. Nothing went right and Thomas was in all sorts, for the first few arguments in rebuttal he was struggling, but I don’t blame him, he’s only had one day to prepare. The English said that they gave no such orders to the BVC to do such actions we did commit; they really do lack the Australian altruism.
This was it, our only hope for survival, which due to the circumstances did not favour us Aussies. We are in strife Handcock looked at me, and without saying, I knew straight away, that his days on this earth are ever so shortened. Whitten was crying, even though he got off the one way trip to the clouds, I bet his folks won’t be happy. It was time for me to leave the cell to hear my verdict. As I departed my cell, Major Thomas was there looking chin down staring, as if he has betrayed me, but I assured him again, that there was no chance to escape this, our fate was predetermined, before we even entered the courtroom. I said cheerfully to Thomas, You win some you lose some.
I then wondered if I will ever see Rose again, that was the last though I felt as I approached the senior office to hear my verdict.
Lieutenant Morant Soldier of the British Empire,...