Lesson 1 (from Chapter One)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. The first chapter introduces the setting of the novel, which is imperative to understanding the events happening within the book. . Describing Istar and the surrounding desert, as well as explaining the heat and lack of moisture in the land, help set the stage for the novel, as the landscape plays an important role in the development of the story.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "The Blue Sword "and set it in the "real" world, explaining how...
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