Essay assignment, please submit a of a narrative analysis* of the movie Moonlight (2016)
must be no fewer than 1400 words, excluding title page, bibliography, and addendum.
As written in the description of a narrative analysis below, do not merely summarize the film. Focus your analysis on one relationship between the main character in the film and some other person. I suggest that you focus on a relationship that helps you to analyze the film effectively. You may focus on the lead character’s identity as a Black man, as a Black person, as a gay man, as a gay person, as a poor man, as a poor person, or however else you might identify the central character. You must consider his relationship to a single person and not multiple persons. You may consider his relationship with himself.
You are not being asked to apply our studies up until this time, but you may use ideas that you have studied in class.
This is not to be a research essay. You may not use any descriptions, reviews, or analyses (video analyses or written analyses) other than the approved secondary sources that I list on this prompt in the bibliography. Please use the University of Chicago Manual of Style for style requirements.
*“Narrative analysis is an examination of the story elements, including narrative structure, character, and plot. This type of analysis considers the entirety of the film and the story it seeks to tell. . . . To create this type of analysis, you could consider questions like:
· How does the film correspond to the Three-Act Structure: Act One: Setup; Act Two: Confrontation; and Act Three: Resolution.
· What is the plot of the film? How does this plot differ from the narrative, that is, how the story is told? For example, are events presented out of order and to what effect?
· Does the plot revolve around one character? Does the plot revolve around multiple characters? How do these characters develop across the film?
· When writing a narrative analysis, take care not to spend too much time on summarizing at the expense of your argument.”