Setting and Mood • Setting: time and place of the story • Writers create setting through: • Details that suggest time of day, year, season, historical period • Descriptions of characters, clothing, buildings, weather, and landscapes
Setting and Mood • Mood: feeling or atmosphere writer creates for readers • Developed through use of imagery, word choice, and details • Setting details can help establish a mood
Setting and Mood • In some stories, setting is crucial to meaning • Let’s brainstorm a list of stories or films in which setting is very important: • For example: Titanic, Hunger Games
Setting and Mood • Now take that same chart and list the mood.
Now turn to page 29 • Ethan Frome
Plot • The elements of a story (series of scenes) • What happens • Conflict: struggle b/t opposing forces • Internal: Taking place within the mind of a character • External: Taking place between a character and an outside source (another charcter, society, nature, etc.)
5 Stages of Plot • Exposition: Intro. of setting, characters, mood • Rising action: Conflict established, characters respond • Climax:Turning point, decision is made • Falling action: Shows results of decision • Resolution: final outcome
Think, Pair, Share… • Your first crush… • Who was it (come up with a fake name if you need to)? • When was it? • How did you act around them? • Does love make you do crazy things?
Turn to page 31 “The Bass, The River and Sheila Mant” By W.D. Wetherell
Conflict:a struggle between two opposing forcesThere are two kinds: • internal man vs. himself—the struggle takes place in the character’s mind or heart • external man vs. an outside force—the struggle is against another man, nature, the environment, the supernatural, society
Allusion:a brief referenceto a well-known person, event, or place (real or fictitious) or to a work of art. • Allusions are drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion.
Allusion:In this short story, there are allusions to two historical figures: • Jackie Onassis • Ann-Margret
Jackie Kennedy Onassis Wife of JFK; famous first lady noted for her fashion sense & the pillbox hat; married Greek millionaire after assassination of JFK; led life of wealthy recluse.
Background Info: When the narrator mentions the Dartmouth Heavyweight Crew, he is talking about sculling.
Vocabulary to Understand: Denizens—inhabitants Pensive—dreamily thoughtful Dubious—doubtful Antipathy—strong dislike Filial—pertaining to a son or daughter Surreptitiously—sneakily Conspicuous—obvious or very easy to see Concussion—powerful shock or impact Luminous—glowing or giving off light Quizzical—puzzled or questioning
Agree or Disagree? • Teenage boys often fall for older girls. • Teenagers often do silly things for love. • Boys are more self-centered than girls. • Bad decisions often “haunt” the decision maker.
Plot, Setting, Mood • Identify Plot, Setting, and Mood using LAWS (Literary Analysis Worksheet)