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In this master class, Adam Andrews will work through the five elements of fiction (Setting, Character, Conflict, Plot, and Theme) with the goal of demonstrating how each element works together with the others to support an artistic whole and enhance the author’s theme. He will expand on ideas presented in Teaching the Classics and use the Socratic questions found in that seminar to highlight each element using textual examples from works across the tradition. Episodes do not need to be watched in chronological order, and will be released approximately once every two weeks.

Course Outline


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Titles Discussed:
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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