Lesson 1 (from The First Hearing)
Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for the plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction.
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 Darkness at Noon and how the setting relates to the story, the plot, and the characters.
Class Discussion: Could Darkness at Noon had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Darkness at Noon 's differ from the students' hometown? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important? How can the setting be a metaphor? How does...
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