Setting.docx - Setting When reading a story look at how the setting is described How does the setting reveal what the story is about You must take note

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Setting: When reading a story, look at how the setting is described. How does the setting reveal what the story is about? You must take note of the details. Do the details mirror what a character thinks or feels? Setting almost always has something to do with THEME. Which is what the story is about? If you have a dark setting, why. Does the setting include details that SHOW a character's dark thoughts? Or happy thoughts? Or frustration? Think about Edgar Allen Poe, for example. Why does he use a raven instead of a crow? Which choice has the best dramatic effect? Characters: Listen to what they say and HOW they say it. This is dialogue, which can reveal THEME and PLOT. How do the characters speak? Examine the characters wants and desires. A story cannot work without a character that changes--this is CONFLICT. Conflict creates DRAMA and drama reveals TENSION. A story that lacks these qualities isn't very captivating. Sometimes character description is important, but you will notice in contemporary fiction that many characters are NOT described. If that is the case, then how do we come to know them? What information does the
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