Ms. Gokturk                                                  NAME: ______________________________________

Trends in Literature

Delicatessen (1991)

 

Black Comedy, or Dark Comedy: in literature and drama, combining the morbid and grotesque with humor and farce to give a disturbing effect and convey the absurdity and cruelty of life.

 

FOR EACH BELOW: A) How is he/she characterized?   B) What does he/she desire?  C) What stands in his/her way? D) Thematic purpose? How does the character build the film’s message?

 

Stanley Louison

The newbie, former clown

 

 

 

 

Julie Clapet

The butcher’s daughter

 

 

 

 

Clapet the Butcher

Runs building and deli

 

 

 

Mailman

Connection to outside world

 

 

 

Miss Plusse

Pretty love interest of butcher

 

 

 

Aurore Interligator

Wife of Georges

 

 

 

 

Georges Interligator

Husband of Aurore

 

 

 

 

Roger Kube

Makes cow noise makers

 

 

Robert Kube

Makes cow noise makers

 

 

 

 

Mr. Tapioca

Head of family (2 sons, wife, mother in law); peddler

 

 

 

Trogolos / Trogolodistes

Underground network

 

 

*Troglodyte = cave dweller

 

 

Please write in complete sentences.

 

  1. Describe the setting of the film.

 

 

 

  1. Describe the mood (dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked) of the film.

 

 

 

  1. Explain how sound is important in the film.

 

 

 

 

  1. What would you say is/are the film’s theme/s?  Explain.

 

 

 

 

  1. What course motif/s can you identify in the film?  Explain how/why it is used.