How does the author’s depiction of the setting influence the themes and conflicts? How is the setting significant in understanding the text?
geographical: climate, terrain
historical: politics, time period, events, wars, etc.
social: beliefs, custom, values, gender roles/expectations, class structure, etc.
atmosphere of the setting: mood developed by the author e.g. gloomy, ominous, foreboding, magical, etc.
The setting is significant in advancing the conflicts in the plot by ______.
The setting is symbolic to the story in that _______.
The historical context is significant to the plot's conflicts and themes in that _____.
The author develops a ________ mood in this scene in order to develop or foreshadow _______.