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Importance of Settings in Short Stories To write a story an author must take in consideration all aspects of the world he is creating for the reader to imagine In many short stories authors use the literary technique of setting to add much detail and significance to the components of the story as well as give clear understanding to the reader The setting is used as a major component in creating a vivid atmosphere that helps in understanding the mood and characters as well as interpreting the story The setting is used as a major contribution to the story and its true meaning Zora Hurston and Kate Chopin demonstrate these techniques in their works Gilded Six-Bits and The Storm which depend a great deal on their specific location in America Zora Hurston provides a connection to black heritage through her ability to effectively create settings that the reader could actually immerse himself In Hurstons story Gilded Six-Bits the story relies on the setting that is portrayed through a brief description of the setting and the dialect in the story It was a Negro yard around a Negro house in a Negro settlement 2087 is how Hurston briefly describes the setting The story mainly depends on the use of obvious dialect to portray the atmosphere that the characters are black and that the story takes place somewhere in the south near Eatonville Florida Ah aint Joe not lessen you gwine gimme whateve it is good you got in yo pocket Turn it go Joe do Ahll tear yo clothes 2088 Through the unusual pronunciation of words and odd division of syllables the dialogue of Hurstons characters reflects their ethnicity Dialect in the south is much different than that in the north One way of knowing that this is set in the south is the use of the word aint Aint has been used as a southern expression for am not The use of this
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