Lesson 1 (from Ceremony)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Ceremony is set during World War II, primarily on a Laguna Pueblo reservation, but also in the Pacific war arena and in a military hospital.
Objective: The objective of this lesson is to understand setting and how it relates to the book, why it is important and how an author sets up setting. The students should also be able to identify the setting in Ceremony and how the setting relates to the story, the plot and the characters.
Class Discussion: Could Ceremony have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Ceremony differ from the students? How does the setting affect the characters? The...
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