Objective: Setting. Sharpe's Waterloo is the account of the four days in June 1815, when the Allied armies under the command of the British Duke of Wellington stand against the French Army, under the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, and ultimately defeat him at the Battle of Waterloo.This novel is set immediately after this event. The book is intended to be a historically accurate portrayal of the Napoleonic War era invasion of southern France. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Sharpe's Waterloo 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 Waterloo have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Europe in...
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