The selfless love which Lennie and George possess for each other is truly remarkable.
Some ideas to start with. What are the women in this novel like? What happens in this novel because of women?
What kind of portrayal of women is Steinbeck making? Are women portrayed in a positive or negative light? Why did Steinbeck write women like this? For full credit you must: When responding to others, ask questions, share experiences, offer resources or in some other way deepen the conversation.
See the rubric I attached to focus or below to see how you will be scored. This discussion will end on: Postings — Discussion postings clearly indicate understanding of course readings and are completed before the deadline, meet or exceed the minimum number required, and are straight to the point, clearly worded, and respond constructively to others' ideas.
Proficient 8 to 7 points Questions — Discussion postings include questions that move beyond yes or no answers, and elicit responses from other participants.
Postings — Discussion postings are timely, relevant and include some feedback about the readings and include responses to others' comments in the discussions. Meets the minimum number of postings per week.
Partially Proficient 6 to 5 points Questions — Discussion postings include questions that do not move beyond yes or no answers, and fail to elicit responses from other participants. Postings — Discussion postings do not fully speak to the prompts.
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|SparkNotes: Of Mice and Men: Themes||Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Each desires the comfort of a friend, but will settle for the attentive ear of a stranger.|
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Posting's may address one element of a prompt, but fail to completely deal with the topic. Postings — Discussion postings are merely perfunctory. For example, many of the postings are "I think so too" or "I disagree" without elaboration of thinking, or there is excessive quoting from the readings without any significant supporting evidence of the topic.
Missing 0 points Postings — Primary response to the prompt is missing.George and Candy snicker about Curley's vanity, but it raises an important question: what do women want? Well, if they're middle-class women in a technologically developed country like America, where the guys all work in offices with fifteen blue shirts and womanly hands, they want a man with rough, worker's hands.
But if they're working-class women in the Great Depression surrounded by rough ranchhands . One example of foreshadowing in "Of Mice and Men" is in the beginning, when Lennie is holding and stroking a dead mouse.
This scene is foreshadowing the climatic event near the end of the novel, when Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife. A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced.
Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context.
Curley's wife may be an awful woman, but she does suffer from real affliction and prejudice. Steinbeck uses her to illustrate the difficulties women faced during the Great Depression. In Of Mice and Men, the only good woman is a dead woman. Salve Regina University.
Ochre Point Avenue Newport, Rhode Island () Texts Read in our 9th Grade ELA Program at the Harrison High School. Of Mice and Men. Core Text Supplemental Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts Poetry Film. Of Mice and Men. by John Steinbeck. Texts are subject to change.