Setting is an environment or surrounding in which an event or story takes place. It may provide particular information about placement and timing.

Social conditions, historical time, geographical locations, weather, immediate surroundings, and timing are all different aspects of setting.

Three major components:

  1. social environmentsocial-environ800
  2. placesingapore
  3. timehttps_proxy

It has two main types:

Backdrop Setting – Backdrop setting emerges when it is not important for a story, and it could happen in any setting.


Integral Setting – It is when the place and time influences theme, character and action of a story. In this type, setting controls the characters and by controlling setting, writers could control their characters.  If they confine a certain character to a particular setting, it will define the character.