500 Days of Summer Literary Elements

Explain the title of the movie.

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

2.0) What is the plot of the movie?

How does the boy meet the girl?

How does the boy lose the girl?

How does the boy get the girl?

What is nonlinear narrative?

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3.0) 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.

3.1) Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen


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3.2) Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn


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Is characterization direct or indirect?

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Are the characters flat or round?


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4.0) What is the theme of the movie?

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

6.0) What is the genre of the movie?

7.0) What does the movie teach us about love?

Does true love exist?

What does Tom Hansen believe?

What does Summer Finn believe?

If love is biological then is true love possible?

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What is the implicit spiritual theory of true love in romantic movies?

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Do you believe in synchronicity?

Do you believe in synchronicity in romantic relationships?

8.0) What are the conflicts of the movie?



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