- Students will discuss how setting moves beyond physical place.
- Students will use their understanding of setting components to compose a paragraph describing a photograph of a physical place
Questions About the Reading:
Use the original character you created last week as the basis for answering the following question. Write one paragraph (not a list) for each question in a word document or a notebook. Turn in the assignment at the beginning of class on Tuesday, Feb. 21
- Physical Place: Quindlan makes the argument that current generations think of houses as real-estate when in fact we should think of home as where the heart is. Describe in detail the physical place your character’s heart belongs to. Describe the physical attributes of the place: time, location, colors, sensory details, etc. This place should be a location that is actually present in your character’s life. If you were a character in the story you could go there.
- Fantasy Place: Quindlan recalls an encounter with a homeless woman, Ann, in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Ann shows Quindlan a photograph of a yellow house, with a one car garage, a chain-linked fence, and a little patch of grass for its yard. This place is obviously of great importance to Ann; it represents what she might have had once and what she hopes to have again. Describe a picture your character might carry around with them. Describe the physical attributes of the place: time, location, colors, sensory details, etc. This place should represent a fantasy. A place your character wishes they could go or wishes they could have. Does the place actually exist or does the character simply wish it exists?