Daily Lessons for Teaching The Devil All the Time

Donald Ray Pollock
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Lesson 1 (from Prologue)

Objective

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.

The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.

Lesson

1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "The Devil All the Time" 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 the 1990's?

2. Class discussion. Could "The Devil All the Time" have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Ohio 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...

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