The Age of Innocence – Literary Elements


Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman’s cousin.

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

2) What is the plot of the movie?

1The Age of Innocence (1993) Thumbnails

Monomyth?

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.

2Daniel Day-Lewis as Newland Archer 3Michelle Pfeiffer as Countess Ellen Olenska 4Winona Ryder as May Welland

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?

Edith Wharton

8) What are the literary conflicts of the movie?

Worksheet at Scribd:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164166774/The-Age-of-Innocence-Worksheet

Wikipedia Entry

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