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'Mary and Max' by Adam Elliot. Literature Unit 4: Stories and Themes

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Stories and Themes

Stories and Themes in Mary and Max

Sum up the plot of Mary and Max in five bullet points below:

 

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What is this film about? The big ideas/themes:

 

 

Write a response below:

What does the film Mary and Max teach us about life? Refer closely to the film in your answer.

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