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Produce a piece of coursework on pre 1914 stories and explain how the setting is important to the plot.

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English prose coursework. We have been asked to produce a piece of coursework on pre 1914 stories and explain how the setting is important to the plot. I have chosen three stories they are called; 1. The black veil. 2. The stolen Bacillus. 3. The Necklace. Overall, setting is very important to the plot of a story because it totally sets the story off and as you are reading a story it give you an ongoing image in your head of what is happening in the story. In the story The Black Veil, setting is very important to the plot because at the start of the story is describes a young medical practitioner who is recently established in business sitting next to a cheerful fire. ...read more.

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This sort of setting is perfect for this as it makes you intreiged in what is happening and it makes you want to read on. I think that this is the part of the black veil where the setting is most important to the plot. In the story The Stolen Ballicus I feel that the part of the story where the setting is most important to the plot is when there is the cab chase because you can imagine it in the middle of London with horse driven cabs going flat out down the narrow streets with ongoing spectators laughing and commenting on the whole atmosphere. ...read more.

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The woman in the story likes to be treated as if she is rich and as she goes to this grand dance and everybody likes her she like it even more. The setting changes a lot in this story and it changes dramatically when she gets home and realises that she has lost the necklace that her friend had lent her. They are beside themselves with worry and end up spending all of there money and loaning more money to buy a new one. At this point in the story the setting changes because they sell their flat and she becomes some sort of cleaner. The other thing that I liked was the dramatic twist at the end when she finds out that the original necklace only cost 500 francs. Adam Humphries. ...read more.

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