Objective: Part One, First Chapter: The Languor of Ofenísia, Sections titled Of the Sun and the Rain and a Small Miracle, Of the Mixture of Past and Future in the Streets of Ilhéus, Of the Notables at the Fish Market, and Of the Doctor's Claim to Noble but Not Imp In these sections, the narrator describes daily life in Ilhéus, a cacao-growing region in northern Brazil. The novel is set in the year 1926, and the changes that come with new technologies and ideas are affecting the town in this period. The effect of the climate and geography on social relationships is also discussed. The settlement of the town and its history are also given great consideration and these elements become necessary for an understanding of the major conflicts in the novel. The objective of this lesson is a study of the setting.
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