Maria Full of Grace – Literary Elements

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

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) Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria

1 Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria

3.2) Yenny Paola Vega as Blanca

2 Yenny Paola Vega as Blanca

4.0) What are some of the themes of the movie?

5.1) Drug Mules

Inside Colombia’s fight against drug mules

5.2) Capitalist Exploitation

Does Capitalism Exploit Workers?

Capitalism is exploitation and consumerism

5.3) Unintended pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy – The Choices (excerpt)

Catholic Charities uses bus to offer free guidance on unplanned pregnancy

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

6.1) Rural Columbia then Bogota, Colombia and then New York City


GDP per Capita USA, Thailand, Colombia Homocides USA, Thailand, Colombia


7.0) What is the genre of the movie?

8.0) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

8.1) Grace (Christianity)


Grace (Christianity) is not good karma! Grace is a gift from God.  Karma is earned by the individual.

Grace (Christianity) is not just good luck!  Grace is good luck due to God.

Do you believe in grace?

9.0) What are the literary conflicts of the movie?

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