1. Do you think the setting influence the plot or characters?
If the characters are supposed to be strong characters who triumph over evil, are they in places where evil is clear?
If they are soldiers, are they in a war in a particular place, such as in Hemingway’s stories?
Gulliver travels in imaginary places that strongly influence both the plot and characters.
See how much the setting impacts the story. It will be more than you first suspect, most likely.