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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The Characters It is essential that you have a clear understanding and knowledge relating to all of the characters.

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1 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

2 The Characters It is essential that you have a clear understanding and knowledge relating to all of the characters who feature within this novel. You must know their names (and how to spell them!), who they are and their main role in the novel. In your books list ALL of the characters and state briefly who they are or what their role is: e.g – Crooks = Negro stable buck working on the ranch.

3 Who did you remember? George Lennie Crooks Candy Slim Curley Curleys Wife The Boss Carlson

4 Images There are lots of different images contained within this novel. As each images appears on the screen you must write down which CHARACTER you immediately think about and WHY you link this image to them For example = Curley because he is an ex-boxer and he is shown to be violent and aggressive throughout the novel.

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6 Quotations As you are aware it is VITAL that you use quotations within your essay and when analysing the extract on Of Mice and Men Read the quotations that follow and try to summarise or explain who the quotation is about and what it tells us about the character For example: A huge man, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes, with wide sloping shoulders, = this is about Lennie and is describing his size and the physical presence that he has

7 She had full rouged lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up. He fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. A proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded others kept theirs. He was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. He was a jerkline skinner, the prince of the ranch, capable of driving ten, sixteen even twenty mules He was dressed in blue jeans and he carried a big push- broom in his left hand.

8 The friendship of George & Lennie George and Lennie have a very special friendship. The author reveals the nature of the friendship between the two characters gradually through what they say and what they do. Look carefully at each of the quotations that follow and state what it reveals about the relationship and friendship between the two men

9 They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of em here. Think Id let you carry your own work card? He heard Lennies big whimpering cry and wheeled about. Blubberin like a baby? Jesus Christ! A big guy like you. Lennies lip quivered and tears started in his eyes. Aw, Lennie! George put his hand on Lennies shoulder. I aint taking it away just for meanness … Lennie avoided the bait. He had sensed his advantage. If you dont want me, you only jus got to say so, and Ill go off in those hills right there – right up in those hills and live by myself. An I wont get no mice stole from me. Lennie broke in. But not us! Because ….because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and thats why. He laughed delightedly.


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