Of Mice and Men Revision Topics Characters • Appearance • Significant events • Background knowledge • Relationships with others • Significant dialogues • Changes in character throughout the novel • Human behaviour
Loneliness Isolation Fear Discrimination Foreshadowing and Fate Dreams Power Women Violence
Cycles of life/ death Settings 1. Soledad 2. Salinas Valley 3. Crook’s bedroom 4. Bunkhouse 5. The bush 6. America/California
Language and Imagery Nature (ch 1) Candy’s dog (ch 3) The mouse (ch1) The colour red (ch 2 and ch 5) The heron and the snake (ch1 and 6) Death (ch 5 and ch 6) The fight (ch3) Light and dark (ch 4 and ch 6) Technique Significance of the title The novel as a moral message Significance of context Start and the end of the novel Steinbeck building tension throughout the novel Your response to the text Is it a “sad” novel? How do you feel about the treatment of: The disabled/infirm? Women Mentally challenged
Social outcasts Do you feel that the issues raised in the novel still exist? How successful would this story have been as a play text (as it was originally intended)?