Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
The setting of the beginning of the story are cities in England--London and Southampton--in April, 1912. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of England and its impact on the story.
Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the story. How is regionalism exhibited in language? Interpersonal dynamics? Clothing? What other elements can the students define that make this story one that originates in England during this particular time period?
Divide the class into small groups and have them discuss the author's authenticity with the story. Could this story begin anywhere else but England in April of 1912? Why or why not? What is it about the elements of this story that slots in into this particular time period?
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