Lesson 1 (from Prologue though Chapter 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. Setting in the science fiction genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the science fiction world and the "real" world.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting in "Wicked Lovely".
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "Wicked Lovely" but set it in the "real" world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion. Could "Wicked Lovely" had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in the world of "Wicked Lovely" differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important...
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