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    I originally posted this in the performance arts forum but I didn't get any replies and I really need advice so I'm reposting it here.
    My final exam for drama is next Thursday and I need to write a monologue on the theme of world war 1. I have decided to write it from the perspective of a female nurse on the frontline in a diary style showing how her views have changed during the war. I have most of it written, but I'm just struggling with a good opening. I want something that shows the examiner from the start that I can achieve an A, but everything I've written sounds way too cheesy or just plain rubbish. I was planning on starting my monologue with her views as she arrives, but I'm not sure if this is hard hitting enough as I can't seem to make anything work. I don't want this bad opening to ruin my entire exam! Does anyone have any suggestions?

    show her initial feelings first..build up the tension in the opening..the thing that entices people nowadays is the 'weirdness' or tension from the start because they're curious to know what it's about. think of a good title too
What's the best type of cheese?
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