Learn about the importance of setting in fiction and movies. Setting includes the place, time, and social context. Look at how setting can be symbolic, or essential to understanding the plot. Setting is inseparably connected to the other 5 Elements of Fiction: Plot, Characterization, POV, and Theme. Examples are taken from The Grapes of Wrath, Tyrell, The Fault in Our Stars, Number the Stars, Eragon, To Kill a Mockingbird, the 1995 movie, Clueless, and other sources.


This video also asks you to look around you at your real-life setting. Is this the setting you want for your story? And look at your social context. Do you believe things simply because the people around you believe them? Always question your assumptions. Remember: the study of literature is the study of your world and your life within it!

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