Of Mice and Men

Story Time
April 28, 2007, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Characters, George, Lennie

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?

April 25, 2007, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Characters

What are the greatest fears of people in this book? (Be specific.)

Andy Cushman
April 17, 2007, 11:49 am
Filed under: Chapter 3, Characters

Who is he? What’s his importance?

March 28, 2007, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Chapter 2, Characters, Slim

Describe Slim.  What is his job on the ranch?  What are some of his character traits?

Curley’s Wife
March 28, 2007, 12:28 pm
Filed under: Characters, Curley's Wife

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?

 Curley's Wife

March 28, 2007, 12:25 pm
Filed under: Boss, Chapter 2, Characters

We meet the boss of the ranch in chapter 2. He is indirectly characterized by Candy and the narrator. How?

March 28, 2007, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Candy, Chapter 2, Characters

Candy, one of the ranch hands, is introduced in chapter 2. What do we know about his personality and appearance?

Trouble in Weed
March 25, 2007, 1:08 am
Filed under: Chapter 1, Characters

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?

Direct and Indirect Characterization
March 25, 2007, 1:05 am
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.

If you still have any questions concerning these concepts, post a comment to this post.


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