Understanding Setting

The setting is the place or time within a text. different settings help provide different feels for the story you are trying to tell.

It can combine well with techniques like pathetic fallacy where the enviroment is used to show the way a character is feeling.

Historical Context is important for understanding the setting in a piece of fiction, a writer will choose a specific point in history to make the reader make certain judgements about a story.

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Questions to focus on Setting.

What does the reader learn about this place and time?

How is this place and time important to the theme and character?

What techniques does the writer use to create atmosphere?

How does the language influence the readers response to this setting?

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