Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Chapter One, and Chapter Two)
Sharpe's Honor covers Sharpe's life from February to June of 1813, while on campaign in Spain. British troops occupy Spain to help drive out French forces. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Sharpe's Honor 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 I or II?
2. Class discussion: Could Sharpe's Honor 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 Sharpe's life...
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