SETTING Setting in a prose commentary A place

SETTING Setting in a prose commentary A place

SETTING Setting in a prose commentary A place where action happens At its simplest setting is simply the place to put characters and events

Step 1 Try to establish when and where your extract is set. You can pick this up from the date on the extract or specific references to place/time in the text

Time + Place Time can refer to the historical setting or the actual time that passes during the narrative For a setting to be convincing the historical reality needs to be consistent with he characters (For instance, a novel set in 1750 could not have a

female character working as a doctor) Place refers to the geography of the story. It could be as big as the galaxy or as small as a living room in a Jane Austen novel

Symbolism of setting Is a particular setting associated with an idea or a theme Are different settings used for contrasting symbolic effects

Weather/climate Urban vs wild Indoors vs Outdoors Indoor settings can be quite a contrast with

outdoor settings Indoor settings may reflect the interior psychological state of a character Connections to character How does the character(s) fit into the setting?

Are they alienated from it or at ease with it? Compare the symbolism of a character with the symbolism of the setting Language Look for figurative language to describe

setting how does it help setting. Look for adjectives to describe setting Look for personification (this can also transform setting into character) Mood/Atmosphere

One of the most important aspects of setting is creating mood or atmosphere. For instance in a scary story, we may want a spooky atmosphere. Conversely, Jane Austen novel will use a sunny countryside village for a quite different mood

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