By Che Guevara Assignment #3 After having viewed the first half of the movie “The Motorcycle Diaries”, answer the questions listed on the next page. I want you to answer these on a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint document and submit them online to me under Motorcycle Diaries #3. If you have any questions, raise your hand, and don’t cry about it. THE EARLY STAGES 1. The two friends are introduced by the way of short ‘biogs’, like a fact file in a magazine. What details are we given about each of them and why? 2. What is the relationship between Ernesto and his mother like? What does this say about his character at this point in the story? 3. The first stop along the journey is at the home of Chinchina, Ernesto’s girlfriend. How are her family portrayed and why do you think this stay is presented in some detail in the film? 4. What is the mood in the early stages of the film? Consider: What do we see the characters doing and saying? What locations do we see? What effect do the lighting and sound have? 5. How is the difference in character between Ernesto and Alberto conveyed even in these early stages? THE LATER STAGES 10. How are the psychological changes that the pair go through on the road reflected in their physical appearance in this stage of the film? 11. The film takes on a much more symbolic tone during this stage; for example Ernesto talks about the river as more than just a physical division of the two parts of the colony. What other imagery or symbolism can you think of during their time at the colony? 13. Is the film what you understand by ‘a diary’? What were your expectations beforeyou saw the film and were they realized? Would you include more traditional ‘diary’ elements? After getting a sense of Che Guevara’s accomplishments and epic journey, answer the following question in a short essay (250 words). If you had the chance to travel around any country in the world, for free, on a motorcycle or in a Jeep, where would you travel? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Who would you take with you and why? Why that country? Which cities would you visit? What else would you do? Would you want to return some day and live there permanently?