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Setting (narrative)

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Setting (narrative)

In works of narrative (especially fictional), the literary element setting includes the historical moment in time and geographic location in which a story takes place, and helps initiate the main backdrop and mood for a story. Setting has been referred to as story world [1] or milieu to include a context (especially society) beyond the immediate surroundings of the story. Elements of setting may include culture, historical period, geography, and hour. Along with the plot, character, theme, and style, setting is considered one of the fundamental components of fiction.[2] and novelist Donna Levin has described how this social milieu shapes the characters’ values.[3] The elements of the story setting include the passage of time, which may be static in some stories or dynamic in others with, for example, changing seasons.

Contents

  • Types of settings 1
  • See also 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • References 4

Types of settings

Settings may take various forms:

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Truby, 2007, p. 145
  2. ^ =, 1992, pp. 58-60.
  3. ^ Levin, 1992, pps.110-112.

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