For our last discussion in this module, you will focus on “Setting” as one element of fiction as well as its connections to theme.

Write an initial post and one reply in which you consider the following questions as they relate to the short story “Volar” by Judith Ortiz Cofer:

What does the story suggest about how the characters have been shaped by their environment, how they feel about it, and why?

How does the setting relate to a theme you identify in the story? What makes the setting relevant to the reader’s understanding of what the story is dealing with?