American Rhetoric: Movie Speech
"The Princess Diaries" (2001)
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Mia's Decision on Whether to Become a Princess
Queen Renaldi: Mia, would you care to say a few words?
Mia: Um, yes.
Mia: But you really didn't need to know that. Um, but, I'm not say afraid anymore...no. My father helped me. Earlier this evening, I had every intention of giving up my claim to the throne.
Mia: But, then I wondered how I'd feel after abdicating my role as Princess of Genovia. Would I feel relieved? Or would I feel sad? And then I realized how many stupid times a day I used the word "I". In fact, probably all I ever do is think about myself. And how lame is that when there's, like, 7 billion other people out there on the planet and when --
Mia: So this morning when I woke up I was Mia Thermopolis.
But, now, I choose to be forevermore,
Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi:
Princess of Genovia.