Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Military fiction tells a story in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front), where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of The Mark of the Assassin as military fiction.
1) Class Discussion: What is military fiction? Identify elements of a historical novel in this chapter. For example, in military fiction, the author attempts to recreate the political conditions of the time period including the customs, policies, and settings of the era. What does Silva reveal about the character(s) in these settings that immediately introduces the element of military fiction? What elements of the story line reveal any artistic license?
2) Group Discussion: In military fiction, real figures from...
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