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Literary Analysis Of Short Story Elements In The Movie

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The movie 'How To Train Your Dragon' contains many static characters, and only few dynamic characters. Young Vikings in training, as well as their teacher : Fishlegs, Snoutlout, Gobber, Tuffnut and Ruffnut, are all consistent in their behavior and morals throughout the movie. This is what makes them static characters. Also, the mother dragon that Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless find in a cave is a static character because it is the antagonist in the film and she never changes until she dies.
There were four dynamic characters in 'How to Train Your Dragon'. They are: Hiccup, Astrid, Stoick, and Toothless. Dynamic characters are the people, or in this case, people and dragons, that change because of the experiences that they are forced to overcome. The character that our group chose to examine is the vicious and unforgiving Night Furythat turns in to a cat- like pet: Toothless.
In the beginning of the movie, when Hiccup captures the Night Fury in a net, he is an intimidating, vicious, and mythical dragon that no Viking wants anything to do with. In the book that Hiccup has, it says that if you see a Night Fury, you have to run and hide, or die. As the story progresses and the plot thickens, Hiccup tends to the dragon's injured tail, feeds him, and names him Toothless. The Night Fury gradually becomes more and more friendly and welcoming to Hiccup and they devellop a friendship. By the end of the movie, after the Toothless and Hiccup have defeated the gigantic mother of all dragons, Toothless is the friendliest dragon in the village, and Hiccup is his best friend.
There are four types of conflict that are exhibited in the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon'. They are: Person vs. Society, Person vs. Person, Person vs. Nature, and Person vs. Self.
Hiccup has been an outcast for his entire life because he has never wanted to fight or kill dragons, and this is the type of conflict called Person vs. Society. Another example of this type of conflict is that the Village of Berk is inflexible in their assumptions and stereotypes that dragons are terrible monstrous creatures. These conflicts are resolved at the end of the movie when Hiccup's father Stoick realizes that dragons can be good, and that...

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