Maleficent – 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) Maleficent

1 Maleficent

Maleficent has horns, pale skin, magic, wings and a big weakness.

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Superman is a hero.

Wonder Woman is a heroine.

Maleficent is a Byronic heroine and a fairy.

3.2) Aurora

2 Maleficent - Aurora

Explain Aurora’s name.

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3.3) Stefan

3 Maleficent - Stefan

Stefan is obsessed.

Stefan does not have magic but does soldiers and iron smiths.

3.4) Diaval

4 Maleficent - Diaval

Diaval is turned into a man, wolf and dragon.

Diaval is a raven.

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4.0) What is the theme of the movie?

5.0) What are the conflicts of the movie?

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

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7.0) What is the genre of the movie?

Fairy Tale

1) Folktale

2) Written for children

3) Has fantastic and/or imaginary creatures

What are some examples of fairy tales?

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Fractured fairy tale

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8.0) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

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9.0) Describe how the movie was produced.

10.0) Describe how the movie was received.

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