Objective: In the first two chapters of the novel Howards End, as in most novels, the author begins by introducing the basic aspects of the novel including the setting, the main characters, and the mood. The setting of a novel is the time and place in which the story is set, which can range from historically accurate to fantastic, such as those set in the future. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the concept of setting in novels and to analyze the specific setting of Howards End.
1) 1. Discuss the setting of the novel Howards End with the class. Where and when does the action of the novel occur? How do you know what the setting is? What details are you able to gather about the setting so far? How does the author give the reader the details about the setting?
2. Do an in-class writing assignment...
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