What story does George tell Lennie in Chapter 6? What does he do while telling that story? We’ve heard this story before. How is this telling different from the first time we heard it?
What are the greatest fears of people in this book? (Be specific.)
Who is he? What’s his importance?
Describe Slim. What is his job on the ranch? What are some of his character traits?
We’ve seen her in the doorway of the bunkhouse. What do we know of her character so far? Why do you think she comes to the bunkhouse?
We meet the boss of the ranch in chapter 2. He is indirectly characterized by Candy and the narrator. How?
Candy, one of the ranch hands, is introduced in chapter 2. What do we know about his personality and appearance?
The last farm George and Lennie worked at was located north of the Salinas Valley in Weed, California. In chapter 1, we find out why they left that ranch.
- What happened?
- What does this tell us about Lennie’s character?
- What was your reaction to this incident?
Filed under: Characters
Recall that characterization is the way in which an author introduces the personality of a character.
Direct characterization is when the author comes right out and tells his audience characteristics of this character.
- Shelly is pretty.
- Jessup is shy.
Indirect characterization is when the author shows qualities of a character through speech, actions, dress, thoughts, and interactions with other characters.
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