Ali Literary Elements

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

2.0) What is the plot of the movie?

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) Will Smith plays Cassius Clay, Jr. / Cassius X /Muhammad Ali

1Will Smith plays Cassius Clay

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What sort of physique does Ali have?

Is Ali handsome?

Is Ali shy or outgoing?

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What sort of courage does Ali have?

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3.2) Jon Voight as Howard Cosell

2Jon Voight as Howard Cosell

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3.3) Mario Van Peebles plays Malcolm X

3Mario Van Peebles plays Malcolm X

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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?

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6.0) What is the genre of the movie?

7.0) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

8.0) Describe how the movie was produced.

9.0) Describe how the movie was received.

10.0) What are the conflicts of the movie?

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