Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Setting is very important to the creation of the drama in the story. The objective of this lesson is for students to be able to identify how Hollinghurst develops the setting of the story and explain what these settings represent.
1. DISCUSSION: Students will discuss the following questions in a large group:
- How does the setting of a novel help develop the plot?
- How do locations mentioned in this novel give the readers clues to what may happen next?
- Why do you think Hollinghurst goes into so much detail about the house that the Feddens live in?
2. SETTING: The setting of the story refers to the locations where the action in a story takes place. In pairs, students will analyze the following settings in the story and locate details/quotes from the book in the story that describe the location:
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