Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Historical fiction tells a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the principal characters tend to be fictional. Writers of stories in this genre, while penning fiction, attempt to capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s) presented in the story, with due attention paid to period detail and fidelity.The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of The Master of Go as historical fiction.
1) Class Discussion: What is historical fiction? Identify elements of a historical novel in this chapter. For example, in historical fiction, the author attempts to recreate the political conditions of the time period, including the customs, policies, and settings of the era. What does the author reveal...
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