Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1)
Setting. The action occurs in Spain during June, 1813.
The object of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Sharpe's Regiment 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 Regiment 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 groups, students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Sharpe's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work. Students will write a short paper on...
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