Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. Only the Good Spy Young is set in England and 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 Only the Good Spy Young 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 the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Only the...
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