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What is an example of a setting?  like time or place

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dylansgirlo9 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:26 AM via web

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What is an example of a setting?

 

like time or place

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:37 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting of a story is just as you have stated: It is the time, location and social environment of the particular story. For example, in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the setting is a small, rural Alabama town in the 1930s (or possibly late 1920s). The social environment is also important in this story, since there are dramatic differences and divisions among the townspeople; the black citizens live in a different part of town than the white majority, and the white trash family of Ewells are further separated from both groups.

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