How to Write a Setting Analysis Essay

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HOW TO WRITE A SETTING ANALYSIS ESSAY The setting is where time that the story takes place, and where the story takes place. Every story can have many different settings. For example, the time and place can change many different times. However, the setting can have a much deeper meaning rather than time and place. In fact, many college English and literature courses will ask students to write a setting analysis essay, which students will have to pick an argument about the setting. Having said that, there are many different ways to analyze the setting of a story. This article will provide a step-by-step format on how to write a setting analysis essay when it comes to literature and film. Note: Be sure to follow this format the same way you would follow a cooking recipe. Also, the sample setting analysis essay is not based on a real novel. I. Recipe/Format for the Introduction: a) Write about two to three sentences that mentions the author’s full name, the title of the work, and a brief summary of the overall plot. b) In about two to three sentences, make a smooth transition into the setting of the story. Mention the main time and place of the story. Also, mention one important aspect of the setting that you will analyze c) Write a two to three-sentence thesis statement. Your thesis statement will tell the overall argument that you will explore in your paper. Your argument will reveal what one aspect of the setting reveals about another aspect in the novel or film. Or, your argument will show how one aspect of the setting affects another aspect in the novel or film. Sample Introduction: (a) In Jane Doe’s The Little Things, the narrator takes the reader on a journey through her unhappy marriage to an abusive alcoholic. In this novel, the narrator also tells the story of her unhappy neighbor who is married to a workaholic husband. They find
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