Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Chapter 1 & 2)
Section 1: Chapter 1 & 2
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 the fantasy genre is particularly important because the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You is set in America in the present time but with twists that make it not quite the real world. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You and set it in the "real" world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2) Class Discussion: Could this book had been set anywhere? How does...
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