SETTING THESAURUS

GALLOWS (SPECULATIVE)



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A wooden structure (struts, cross beams, reinforced frame, a platform, steps)
Rope coiled into a noose
A block of wood to step onto or a platform with a trapdoor
A pulley for the trapdoor
A mob-like group that crowds close to the platform
People holding rotten vegetables or stones
Local law enforcement (the police, sheriff, the local lord, a constable, an official, the captain, etc.) and the executioner
A priest to deliver last rites
Prisoners in shackles
A hood being lowered over the convicted
Faces in the crowd staring at the guilty party, their faces pulled in expressions of hate or excitement
People shaking fists and spitting
Children climbing up on barrels, carts, or risers for a better view
Spectators lining the roofs of nearby buildings
Faces pressed to the windows of the building facing the courtyard
A courtyard area surrounded by buildings 
Merchants selling wares (food, drink, etc.) to the gathered crowd 
Armed men on hand to quell riots and prevent escape attempts
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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