Objective: 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 fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) 1. Class discussion - Could this book had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in "Winter's Heart" world differ from this world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
2. Group work - In groups, students will research a setting in this world, where the setting might be similar and discuss the ways in which Rand's life would have been different set in...
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