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Lesson 2: 'Lamb to the slaughter'- Setting
Transcript of Lesson 2: 'Lamb to the slaughter'- Setting
2. To consider the impact that the social context has on our understanding of the text. Setting What is the setting of a story? Location Point in time Situation Actual time How does Dahl build up a picture of
comfortable home ? Where is the story set? The setting of a story is the surroundings in which the action takes place. Social context How does Dahl build up a picture of a comfortable home
and what does this lead the reader to expect? P.E.E.D
Development: 1950's America How do we know that it is set during this period? The perfect house wife The perfect home p.22 White picket fence How is Mary Maloney the perfect housewife ? "We had walked six miles and were now at Kabati, Grandmother's village. It was deserted. All that was left were footprints in the sand leading toward the dense forest that spread out beyond the village.
As evening approached, people started arriving from the mining area. Their whispers, the cries of little children seeking lost parents and tired of walking, and the wails of hungry babies replaced the evening songs of crickets and birds. We sat on Grandmother's verandah, waiting and listening."
- extract from 'A long way gone' by Ishmael Beah How are you able to distinguish that this is a different point in time? The way that the characters speak