1. The physical setting which refers to the places or scenes in which the character appears.2. The time setting which refers the time or period in which the story takes place.3. The social environment of the characters (i.e. the manners, customs, and moral values of the characters society).
To TELL the readers WHERE & WHEN the story takes place To CREATE the MOOD & ATMOSPHERE for the story to develop.
John’s apartment John’s office Thirteenth District Zsolt’s below ground café Felka utca Gergely utca Budapest City Library Public Record Office John’s parents’ home in England Andrea’s parents’ home in the Hungarian countryside
Set in the present time – in modern day The time span is a period of 3years John’s first meets his double one evening on 18 January For the next 2 years, he meets his double on the same date and at the same location There are also mentions of what happened in the past through the narration of Mrs. Fischers. The reader can get a feel of the turbulent times during the 1940’s , right after the Second World War and during the Revolution in Hungary.