Lesson 1 (from First Part, Sections 1, 2 and 3)
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 Moves Make the Man is set in Wilmington, North Carolina in the early 1960's when integration is just beginning in the south.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of The Moves Make the Man and set it in another era, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the 1940's?
2. Class discussion. Could The Moves Make the Man have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Ireland in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect...
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