Lesson 1 (from Demons!, Prologue, and Part One: Rumbles of Discord - Chapter One, Diplomacy)
Setting. SIEGE OF DARKNESS is set in an imaginary world. The people, lands and cultures are mostly very different from the earth.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of SIEGE OF DARKNESS and set it in in our world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion: Could SIEGE OF DARKNESS have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in this world 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 Drizzt's life would have been different set in another place.
4. Class work: Students will write a short paper on how...
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