Analyzing Literature Refresh Literary Devices and Short Films Note: I do not own the rights to any of these films. All credit goes to the creators. All links can be found on YouTube. Initial Impressions What did you like or dislike about this short? Literary Devices Explain role of the following elements to communicate meaning in the film. How do they change throughout the film? Lighting Music/sound Characterization: Dynamic Character Reflect on your own life. Explain how the change the protagonist undergoes. How is this change communicated - body language, dialogue, etc. Is there a time when you had a major shift in your perspective? What caused you to change your thinking? Be prepared to discuss. Theme What is the theme of the short? Think – What was the purpose the film makers had in mind when making this film? Initial Impressions What did you like or dislike about this short? The Clue Elements of the Plot Exposition: What do we learn about the character(s), setting, and conflict Initial Incident: What event begins the action of the story? Rising Action: Climax: Resolution: Theme: What is the theme of the short? Initial Impressions What did you like or dislike about this short? Let’s talk about the ending… Explain how each of the three elements below are present in the conclusion of this film Allusion Irony The beginning… What information are we given about Anton in the initial few minutes of the film Symbolism The tagline for the film is ‘Anton may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton’ – What does that mean in the context of the film? Be prepared to discuss. Explicit Characterization Theme What is the theme of the short? Implicit Characterization Initial Impressions What did you like or dislike about this short? Characterization What do we learn about the two characters in this film from the various scenes? Alistair Unusual plot structure What impact does the episodic nature of the film have? Samir In the first scene Alistair is portrayed as the villain. Did your feelings toward him change throughout the film? Do you think he remained a villain in the end why or why not? Theme What is the theme of the short? What role does FLASHBACK play in the film?