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Beastly

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Haylee Hutchinson
ENG 101
October 1, 2015
Pre-writing Questions for Movie Paper

The movie I am writing about is called Beastly which mainly focuses on how the main character cares only about his looks and doesn’t think about anyone else but himself. He soon learns that looks are not everything and learns to put other people’s feelings before his own.

Who (which character) is the movie really about?
- The main character in the movie Beastly is mainly about Kyle Kingston.

2. How does this character change and evolve over the course of the story? (what does the character learn?)
After Kendra (the witch in this movie) casts a spell on him and turns him into a “beast” he starts to realize that looks are not everything and do not get you what you want in life.

What other characters are affecting the development of the main character and how are they doing so?
Lindy a girl he went to school with makes him realize that you can fall in love someone by being yourself and putting others first rather than focusing on looks. His housekeeper Zola talks to him about her three kids that she cannot see because she is in the United States and makes him realize that doing what you can for the people you love is the best option. His tutor named Will who is blind makes him realize that even though you cannot physically see someone does not mean you should judge them before you get to actually know them as a person.

What is the setting of the movie?
It starts off in New York City, New York and changes to Brooklyn, New York.

How does the setting help to create the tone and meaning of the story? Is the movie making some type of comment about the setting?
Kyle was put in a secret place by his father due to his appearance and society does not like to accept people for the way they actually look and tend to judge others.

What would you say is the central conflict of the story?
Kyle cares too much about his looks and doesn’t care about anyone but himself so Kendra the witch turns him into a “beast” meaning that he has to find true love by the end of the year or he stays the way he looks forever.

What would say is the climactic event of the story? How does this event/ moment affect the main character?
When Kendra puts a spell on Kyle and turns him into a “beast” This event affects Kyle because he has to learn that looks are not everything and to put others before himself.

What would you say is the central theme raised by this movie?
The central theme raised by this movie is that beauty comes from a person’s character, not from their physical appearance.

What comment do you think this movie is making about society?
People today focus a lot on their looks and judge others, they also do not put others feelings before their own.

Whom is this movie intended to appeal to? What in it appeals to them?
- It more or less intended to teenagers because they think that beauty appeals to a person’s looks rather than on their personality.

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