Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is typically a carefully considered item in an author's fiction. "Little Brother" is set in San Francisco in the real world with futuristic/science fiction changes.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "Little Brother" and set it in another era, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set during World War I or during the Medieval Ages?
2. Class discussion. Could "Little Brother" have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in San Francisco in this world scenario differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why...
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