Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 4)
Chapters 1 through 4
THE WOLF AND THE DOVE takes place in England in 1066-1067. The objective of this lesson is to explore local color and its impact on the story.
Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin by defining the phrase and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. What do the students project about notions of Anglo-Saxon England in 1066? How accurate are they based on those notions? How is regionalism exhibited in language? Interpersonal dynamics? Clothing? What other elements can the students define that help them determine the setting?
Divide the class into small groups and have them discuss the author's authenticity with the novel. Could this story take place anywhere else but somewhere in England in the early 11th century? Why or why not? What is it about the elements of this story that slots...
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