When Harry Met Sally

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

2) What is the plot of the movie?

How does the boy meet the girl?

How does the boy lose the girl?

How does the boy get the girl?

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.

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Meg Ryan as Sally Albright


Is characterization direct or indirect?


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Are the characters flat or round?


Are the characters dynamic or static?

Is the story plot driven or character driven?

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What genre tends to be more character driven?  Romantic comedy or science fiction?

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?

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7) Does the movie have any love lessons?

Can men and women be friends?

What does Harry think?


What does Sally think?

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8) What are the conflicts of the movie?

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