Objective: Setting. Regeneration is set primarily at a mental hospital that has soldiers mentally affected by the war as its main patients. It is in England during World War I. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Regeneration and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in World War II?
2. Class discussion: Could Regeneration have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Europe in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work: In groups students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Sassoon's life would...
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