Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is usually a carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in a novel which contains magical realism is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the novel’s world and the "real" world.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting in a novel and, specifically, the setting for Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.
Class Discussion: Could Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard 's world differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
Activity: Group work. In six groups, students will...
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