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Of Mice & Men Chapter 6

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Rich Pott

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of Of Mice & Men Chapter 6

L.O. To be able to analyse the way in which Steinbeck uses structure and symbolism to develop the theme of dreams. Back to the Start Cyclical Structure 1. Start/End Read the opening description of the river setting.
On your tables, compare it to the description in the last chapter.

What is the same?
What is different? 2. Symbols 3. Characters In the final chapter of the novella, Steinbeck takes us back to the Eden-like setting we saw at the start. 1. The Snake & Heron 2. The Rabbit 3. Ash Pile This chapter is full of symbols and also a bit of foreshadowing. "You crazy bastard. You ain‘t fit to lick the boots of no rabbit."

Why does Steinbeck have Lennie envisage a malign rabbit? a. Why does Steinbeck make George throw the gun towards the ash-pile? Questions:

1. What is the PAF?
2. How is the picture used in the poster?
3. How does the headline link to the text? Why does he do this? Salinas River Optimism at the Ranch The Dream Fails Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 5 Chapter 1 Chapter 6 Chapter 4
a. What do you think the significance is of Slim inviting George to go for a drink at the end of the book?

b. The last line of the book is famous. Why does Steinbeck get Carlson to say what he does? a. What technique is Steinbeck using when the heron kills the snake?

b. Why does he introduce another snake immediately after? Debate
Was shooting Lennie an act of Selfishness or Love? Reasons for killing Lennie Reasons against killing Lennie (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
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