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AP Lit - Setting

Setting Packet

QuestionAnswer
The context in which the action of a story occurs Setting
What are the major elements of setting? Time, place, social environment
How does setting add to our understanding of the story? It helps us understand why they behave as they do and the significance of their actions.
When is setting an important element in a work? When a shift in setting would make a serious difference to our understanding of the work
What did Ernest Hemingway do in WWI? How did this contribute to his works? He drove an ambulance. He was haunted by his experiences. Most of his characters also dealt with war and readjusting to life after war.
What are most of Hemingway's stories about? War and its impact on people's lives
How did Hemingway die? How old was he? Committed suicide by shooting himself; 62
Where does "Soldier's Home" take place? Why is this important? Oklahoma; the war is never far from the protagonist's mind even though he isn't there
What experience did Tim O'Brien have with war? He was drafted in the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.
What is the biggest influence on Tim O'Brien's works? His service in the war
Who did John Updike sell his first story and poem to? The New Yorker
What is Updike's fiction known for? Its exemplary use of storytelling conventions, its unique prose style, and its engaging picture of middle-class American life
Created by: ejustice75