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Common Characteristics of Historical Fiction
- Historical fiction blends real historical events from the past with a little bit of fiction
- Historical event is explained in beginning so that reader will understand what is going on
- Often times dialogue has key role in describing historical event/s
- Mix between fictional and non fictional characters
- Behave in realistic ways
- Definite period of time in a real place
- Takes place in a real place
- Solution to real problem
- No fictional events; all events have either happened or could have happened
A Thousand Sails - Summary
A Thousand Sails - Lesson
Trait: Connects to history
The input of the date adds the aspect of history to the short story. The fact that the sailor and his son were writing letters rather than emailing/texting each other also implies that its probably not in the present day.
Trait: Realistic Characters
This is important in identify our story because in all historical fiction, characters are realistic. The characters aren't real people who have actually lived, but they are characters that could've lived.
Trait: Realistic Solution to a Problem
In historical fiction there has to be an aspect of realism to complete the realistic aspect of the problem and solution. Since it has already happened it has to be historically accurate.
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