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Characteristics of a setting
Setting puts us there--it gives us a feeling of being in the situation with the characters. It includes people's customs--how they live, dress, eat, and behave.
Is it possible for an interesting story to have no setting at all?
Yes--if the characters and their situation are strong enough, they will hold our attention in empty space.
the writer's attitude toward a subject or character (Examples of tone: mocking or tender, joyful or nostalgic)
Setting also helps to reveal this (Example: a writer wishing to reveal an untidy character may show us the mess in his bedroom)
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