Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 & 2)
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. Deep River takes place in the 1980’s primarily in Japan and India.
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. By the conclusion of this lesson, the students should also be able to identify the setting in Deep River and how the setting relates to the story, the plot and the characters.
Class Discussion: Could Deep River had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Deep River differ from the students' friends and family? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The...
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