The Devil Wears Prada – Literary Elements

A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

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) Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly

Miranda Priestly is Machiavellian!

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2 Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs

3.2) Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs

Andy Sachs is an assistant to Miranda at a fashion magazine.

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3.3) Emily Blunt as Emily

3 Emily Blunt as Emily

3.4) Stanley Tucci as Nigel

4 Stanley Tucci as Nigel

4.0) What is the theme of the movie?

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

6.0) What is the genre of the movie?

7.0) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

7.1) Does the fashion industry sexualize overly young models?

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7.2) Does the fashion industry lead to unhealthy eating habits?

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7.3) Does the fashion industry have an abnormal obsession with eternal youth?

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