“Four Days to Glory”- Setting

In, “Four Days to Glory”, the setting is very utilized and helps explain the main characters and there personalities. Also, it is used to set the tone of the entire book. Through this book, the setting displays a serious and determined theme and attitude of the book. Right when I began to read this book, it was very easy to determine the type of people the characters were because of the setting. The reoccurring setting of this story, which is a dark gymnasium with mats laid out and one little light on, displays this serious and determined attitude throughout the air. After experiencing the setting, the characters personalities were easily revealed because of the environment around them. For example, at the very beginning of the story, Jay Borshel is focused and getting ready to wrestle in front of the people of his town packed in a gymnasium . But, as normal, his opponent forfeit and he threw his headgear and took a seat in the dark. This setting shows the focus of Jay and how much he wants to wrestle his opponent. As said in my last blog, this is pretty much a non-comedic book. The setting for this book really shows the general attitude throughout the book. The whole seriousness of this book is set within the first chapter or two. Through these two chapters, there never a non-serious setting shown. For example, Jay and Dan are either preparing for a wrestling match that day or they are working hard at practice. Not only does this influence the story, but it helps the reader understand the seriousness of the plot and how much this particular sport means to the different characters. For myself, the setting of this story really helped me jump right in and understand what is happening. Immediately, I figured out that this was a serious book of two athletes and how the grind day in and day out. All in all, the setting really influences the story and the characters and helps out the reader to determine the type of people the characters are.

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