Internal monologue

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    An internal monologue consists of the inner thoughts and feelings of a character.  These are shared with the reader, but not between the other characters in the story.  This gives a sense of the private thoughts, emotions and experiences of a character, as well as their fears, dreams, desires, values and beliefs.  Internal monologue can communicate both conscious and unconscious thoughts and responses, and may give the reader a sense of a person which differs from a character’s view of themselves.