2. Explore Your Topic
After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic. Check out the resource below to learn more about your topic.
Questions to Ask Yourself
What is the setting? (place and time)
What is the atmosphere? (historical / sociological)
How is the story told? (narrative / point of view)
What language is used? (style, tone, and irony)
Who are the main characters? (protagonist / antagonist / others)
Are there symbols used? (symbols)
How does the plot help the reader understand the theme?
What is the dramatic moment? What is the conflict?
What is the moment of climax? (turning point / illumination / understanding)
How does the play end? (resolution)