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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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Essay Questions

Discuss the opening sequence of the film and what impression Spielberg gives the audience about the nature of the aliens.

How does Spielberg frame the character known as "Key Man" for the audience in order for them to accept him as a threat to E.T. and Elliott?

Discuss the impact the absence of Elliott's father has on Elliott and the family.

How does Elliott's opinion of E.T. change as he learns more about the alien?

Discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the psychic link between E.T. and Elliott.

How does the audience's view of "Key Man" change once he meets with Elliott?

What scenes in the film does Spielberg use to show the importance of friendship and commitment?

Discuss Spielberg's depiction of adults and children in the film and their relationships.

Explain the importance of E.T.'s decision to cut...

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