Objective: Setting. The setting or location of any novel is often as important as the characters. Oliver is a student attending Harvard and Jenny is one who attends Radcliffe. The author has clearly chosen these settings for a reason. Knowing about the setting and type of colleges these are would enhance the reading of this novel. This lesson will look at the setting. This lesson will look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will research Harvard and Radcliffe Universities, their history and their relationship to one another and write a brief paper on their findings.
2. Class discussion. Could this novel had been set anywhere? How do these two universities make this a unique story? How does the area around these two universities differ from the students? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups students will research...
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