Elizabeth: The Golden Age – Literary Elements

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

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

2.0) What is the plot of the movie?

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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) Queen Elizabeth I of England

2Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I of England

Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen)

3Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh

Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush)

4Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham


Bess Throckmorton (Abbie Cornish)

5Abbie Cornish as Bess Throckmorton


Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton)

6Samantha Morton as Mary, Queen of Scots


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 literary conflicts of the movie?


Elizabethan Era

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