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17 The African Queen John Huston 1951 Modern Mass Media Cast of characters Humphrey Bogart Norman Audrey Hepburn Rosy or Rose Synopsis of plot At the beginning of the movie in the exposition of the plot we are introduced to the two main characters Rose Audrey Hepburn and Norman Humphrey Bogart along with a minor character the minister who also happens to be Roses husband Hepburn plays a missionary in Africa who along with her husband is trying to convert all of the Africans to become Methodist Bogart plays the mailman who delivers all mail and supplies to the missionaries and Africans We are also informed that this movie takes place in the middle of World War I The narrative hook of the plot is exposed when the Confederates come in and destroy the entire village that the missionaries had worked so hard to help build The Confederates set fire to all of the houses and killed many people They also took many hostages The minister Roses husband was also killed but Rose was able to survive along with Norman This leads us to the rising action of the plot The rising action consists of the many dilemmas Rose and Norman have to undergo in order to escape the island One of the main conflicts between Rose and Norman is the conflict of their religions Rose is a very strict Methodist and Norman is not specifically a confirmed religion At the very beginning of their escape Norman begins to drink and that is not allowed in the Methodist faith Rose is appalled and is very skeptical of Norman for a while after this However Norman begins to show Rose how to have fun and how to be happy Because of this she begins
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