Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Setting. The majority of "Sharpe's Prey" takes in Denmark in 1807. The British are pressuring the Danes to allow the British to bring the Danish naval fleet to England for safekeeping in order to prevent Napoleon from seizing the fleet to replace his lost ships.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "Sharpe's Prey" 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 Prey" 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? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In...
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