Apocalypto – Literary Elements


As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

1) What is the point of view of the movie?

2) What is the plot of the movie?

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Monomyth?

3) Describe the following characters using the Fox Character Analysis Pyramid which includes name/title, physical appearance, personality, character’s role, character’s problems/challenges, major accomplishments, cultural context, and world view.

1Jaguar Paw

2Seven

3Blunted Jonathan Brewer

4Zero Wolf

4) What is the theme of the movie?

5) What is the setting of the movie?  How important is the setting?

6) What is the genre of the movie?

7) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

8)  What are the conflicts of the movie?

Maya Civilization

Worksheet at Scribd:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/163944811/Apocalypto-Worksheet-docx

Wikipedia Entry

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