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1 Friday 20th March Of Mice and Men Character Analysis Success Criteria: I can explore 4 key characters in M&MI can share this knowledge with the class
2 Character Analysis Candy - A Curley - B Curley’s wife - C Slim - D You are going to be exploring 4 of the characters in Of Mice and Men by considering their introduction into the novel:Candy - ACurley - BCurley’s wife - CSlim - DThere are questions in your booklet to encourage your analysis. However, you should apply your wider understanding of the character and close analysis.We need 8 groups. You will spend 10 mins in your first group exploring the character you are given. Then you will split up and join another group to explore a new character. You should be able to explore all characters. The final character will be presented back to the class very briefly.
3 Candy“old swamper”“yes sir, Jesus we had fun. They let the nigger come that night”“ya see, the stable buck’s a nigger”“a tall stoop-shouldered man”“The old swamper looked quickly at him”“The old man came slowly into the room.”Owns an old dogGossipRacial comments (poorly educated)Feels he should have killed his ownFeels he will soon be as worthless as his dogWeakOldeccentric
4 Curley “his hands closed in to fists” “His glance was … calculating and pugnacious”“let the big guy talk”“that glove’s fulla vaseline”“head of tightly curled hair”“Curley’s married a tart”“like the boss”“he’d slough me”“what the hell are you getting’ into it for”“well nex’ time you answer when your spoke to”“thin young man with a brown face”CockyAlways scrappyThreateningAggressiveBullies LennieUnhappy marriageOnly married guy on the ranchGoes to brothelDoesn’t allow his wife to speak to other menThinks he’s the bossTaunts othersCautious to new people
5 Curley’s Wife “she’s purty” “Don’t you even look at that bitch” “What a tramp”“Showin’ her legs”“Lennie’s eyes moved down over her body”“she smiled archly”“her hair hung in little rolled clusters like sausages”“leaned against the door frame”“She had full rouged lips”“never seen no piece of jail-bait worse than her”“’Cause she’s a rat trap”“I seen ‘em poison before”FlirtatiousRedPlayfulWinks at the menLonelyAttractiveDangerousDoesn’t look too hard for Curley it is just her excuse for talking to the other men
6 Slim “this was Slim, the jerkline skinner” “Prince of the ranch” ‘“Hope you get on my team” he said. His voice was very gentle.’“His hatchet face was ageless.”“his hands large and lean”“long black, damp hair straight back”“capable of driving ten, sixteen, even twenty mules with a single line to the leaders”“capable of killing a fly on the wheeler’s butt with a bull whip without touching the mule”“Understanding beyond thought”MysteriousUnbelievableAlmost too perfectRespectedCoolJust, fairKindWears a Stetson hatMajesticEveryone trusts himtall
7 What’s in a name? Curley curly hair suggests a wild character Curley’s WifeNo name! A possession belonging to CurleyCarlsonCandysweet guySlimmatches his buildThe BossNo name – authority in title and naming him would lower that authority – no familiarityLennie SmallLenny Small, the last name appearing to be an outright joke about his frame. Leonard is a Germanic name meaning, "lion brave." Lenny Small, as we see, is anything but "lion brave" and constantly demands direction and drive from George.George MiltonThe name "George" dates back to the times of the Greeks and is derived from the Greek word, "georges", meaning "earth worker."SoledadlonelyCrookscrippled