Girl, Interrupted – Literary Elements

The movie is based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

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

2) What is the plot of the movie?

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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.

1Winona Ryder as Susanna Kaysen

2Angelina Jolie as Lisa Rowe

3Brittany Murphy as Daisy Randone

4Clea DuVall as Georgina Tuskin

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?

Borderline Personality Disorder

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