Part I: Notes and Questions Directions

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Full Metal Jacket
Part I: Notes and Questions


During and after the film, take notes on the characters and answer the questions that follow.

Private Joker Sgt. Hartmann

Animal Mother Eightball
Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence Rafterman

2. Summarize the two main acts of the film:

3. Use this space to comment on Kubrick's writing and direction of the film (dialogue, use of music, set pieces and design, pacing, camera angles, framing, lighting, character placement, staging, etc):
Part II: Essay (40 Quiz Points)

Both Full Metal Jacket and The Things They Carried are set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
In a short essay (300-500 words), compare and contrast Full Metal Jacket with The Things They Carried. Consider such points as the dominant themes of each, similarities and differences between the characters, narrative structure, etc.
Direct quotes from the novel and film are not required, but do support your argument with specific examples.

Scoring Rubric
Introduction with Thesis: ________/5pts

The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper

Focus: ______/10 pts

There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information

Supporting Details: ______/10 pts

Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable

Grammar/Mechanics/Usage: ______/10 pts

Writer makes no errors in grammar usage or mechanics that distract the reader from the content.

Conclusion: ________/5pts

Recognizable conclusion that ties up loose ends

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