Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Pages 1 - 30)
The focus of this lesson is on setting. Setting is a carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the religious allegory genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between that imaginary world and the "real" world. In The Pilgrim’s Progress, the first setting that is introduced is Christian’s hometown, the City of Destruction.
Class Discussion: Could The Pilgrim’s Progress have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in The Pilgrim’s Progress world differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
Activity: In groups, students will research a setting in this world, where the setting might be similar and discuss the ways in which Christian’s life would have been different...
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