Of Mice and Men

Of mice and men/John Steinbeck; with an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw. p.
cm. ISBN: 9781101659809 1. Cowboys—California—Salinas River Valley—
Fiction. 2. Men—California—Salinas River Valley—Fiction. 3. Salinas River
Valley ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659807

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today’s leading Steinbeck scholars. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Of Mice and Men Literature Kit Gr 9 12

(From “A few miles south of Soledad,...” to “George's hand remained outstretched
imperiously.”) 1. Without reading ahead, predict what sort of conflicts could be
depicted in Of Mice and Men. 2. Study the cover image of the novel. What sort of ...

Author: Chad Ibbotson

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 177167931X

Category: Education

Page: 55

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every section, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Of Mice and Men is the controversial novella by John Steinbeck that follows two migrant workers as they look for work during the Great Depression. Located in California, ranch workers George Milton and Lennie Small move on to look for work. George is lean and intelligent, while Lennie is large and strong. The pair share a dream of one day owning their own land. Lennie's part of the dream is to be able to touch soft rabbits, as he likes to touch soft things. George and Lennie find themselves on a ranch with Candy, an old-aged ranch hand and Slim. Candy offers to give $350 for George and Lennie to buy their land if Candy can live with them. Unfortunate events at the ranch make sure that dream never takes place. Of Mice and Men is a powerful story of friendship, survival and prejudice. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Of Mice and Men

2 George warns Lennie to stay away from Curley and his wife. 3 The novel
begins on a Thursday evening and ends late on Sunday afternoon. 4 Consider
Steinbeck's description of places, such as the pool by the river, and of people —
for ...

Author: Steve Eddy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. This full colour text provides - a thorough commentary, outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style, characters and context of the text; exemplar A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions; the assessment objectives for each exam board, highlighting the specific skills that students need to develop; 'Grade booster' boxes with tips on how to move between grades; and Key quotations to memorise and use in the exams

Study Guide to Of Mice and Men and Other Works by John Steinbeck

2. The use of poetic techniques in Of Mice and Men. 3. The ideational
relationship between Sea of Cortez and Of Mice and Men. 4. The relationship
between realism and poetic intuition in Of Mice and Men. 5. Steinbeck's attitudes
towards his ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645424359

Category: Study Aids

Page: 212

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works byJohn Steinbeck’s, 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner. Titles in this study guide include The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, East of Eden, and The Winter of our Discontent. As an author of the Civil Rights Era, Steinbeck effectively writes symbolic structures and conveys social criticism in a progressively idealistic tone. Moreover, his proletarian themes strike a universal chord with readers as they battle with moral and complex ideologies. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of John Steinbeck’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Of Mice and Men Making Cross Curricular Connections

2. George asks brusquely for the dead mouse because he already threw it away
once and is annoyed that Lennie went and got it again . Close Reading the
Literature—Section 1: Chapter 1 (page 21) 1. George says the other guys work
alone ...

Author: Kristen Kemp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493861867


Page: 7

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These cross-curricular activities for Of Mice and Men incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Activity pages engage and challenge students.

Of Mice and Men Leichte Englisch Lekt re A2

George and Lennie are friends and they have plans for the future.

Author: John Steinbeck


ISBN: 9783468520686


Page: 44

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Of Mice and Men

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means , electronic or mechanical , including ... alk . paper ) 1 . Steinbeck , John ,
1902 – 1968 . Of mice and men . 2 . Power ( Social sciences ) in literature . I . Title
. II .

Author: Charlotte Cook Hadella

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 98

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At the core of the story Steinbeck wrote as a play-novella are the well-known characters of Lenny and George, migrant workers, lifelong companions, the one hugely strong and mentally deficient, the other small, wiry, and quick-minded. Hadella offers a complete analysis of these characters and their relationship, bringing to bear both Jungian and biblical mythology and comparing them with figures in other Steinbeck works.

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

60 CliffsNotes Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men like a puppy—after Lennie's Aunt
Clara died. But George also gets Lennie his own pup and laughs at Lennie's
delight, and he tells Lennie to defend himself against Curley. George explains to
Slim ...

Author: Susan Van Kirk

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Of Mice and Men, you'll meet drifters Lennie and George and recount their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. The CliffsNotes commentaries, summaries, and character analysis will show you why this sweet, sad, and moving American story is considered to be one of Steinbeck's greatest works. You'll also find Life and background of the author, John Steinbeck A short introduction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, Web sites, films, and magazine articles for further study Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Relationship between George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men

2 One of America's most famous writers, John Ernst Steinbeck, was born in
Salinas, California, on February 27 in 1902. ... with California and the Great
Depression, and most of his novels are set in California, for instance Of Mice and
Men, ...

Author: Carolin Kollwitz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363818787X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Preface John Steinbeck was doubtless one of the United States’ best writers. His books are still counted among the great American classics of their time and next to The Grapes of Wrath, it was his novel Of Mice and Men that reached international popularity. The book’s unique story is concerned with George and Lennie, two migrant farm workers and their dream of owning land. The present paper will give a short introduction into the life and works of John Steinbeck and into the America of the 1930ies in order to give necessary background information on the writer himself and the story. This paper will deal with the two main character’s relationship and the unique dream they share. What kind of persons are George and Lennie? What makes them so different from all the other farm hands? The most important matter ought to be discussed in this paper is their dream and the impact it has on their lives. I want to point out how it influences them and if it is rather an utopian dream or a true aim that they want to achieve. Furthermore, by a close examination of Lennie’s death, I want to discuss what George’s intention of killing Lennie was. Furthermore I will be dealing with the question of guilt in this context. Finally, I will sum up my results in the conclusion, containing thoughts and facts about one of the best books which has ever been written, and which was a pleasure of reading for me.

Of Mice and Men

The figure of Mattathias , whom the earl employed to express his relationship to
Henry IV in these letters , appears as one of the protagonists of the Old
Testament books of I and II Maccabees . In these narratives , Mattathias , a priest ,
speaks ...

Author: Linda Clark

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831686

Category: History

Page: 181

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New contributions to the most important critical debates of the period.

Of Mice and Men


Publisher: BMI Educational Services

ISBN: 1609339045

Category: Fiction


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John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

Of mice and men . 2 . American literature - History and criticism ] I . Title . II .
Series . PS3537 . T3234043 1984 813 . 52 84 - 18418 ISBN 0 - 8120 - 3431 - 7
Advisory ...

Author: Michael Goodman

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034318

Category: Study Aids

Page: 86

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Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.

Understanding Of Mice and Men The Red Pony and The Pearl

( The Greenwood Press “ Literature in context " series , ISSN 1074 - 598X )
Includes bibliographical references and index . ISBN 0 _ 313 – 29966 – 8 ( alk .
paper ) 1 . Steinbeck , John , 1902 – 1968 . Of mice and men . 2 . Steinbeck ,
John ...

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.

Of Mice and Men MAXNotes Literature Guides

He acknowledges the bad with the good and is an example of man at his best .
When his bitch has nine pups , he ... like to know what your interest is . " Slim , a
loner himself , regards George and Lennie's relationship as unusual Chapter 2

Author: Lena T. Shamblin

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738665474

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

A Production Book of John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

5 Chapter I - External Analysis l. Steinbeck, novelist and playwright . 6 2.
Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men . . . 15 3. Stage history of QFIIIce and Men - - l9
Chapter II - Internal Analysis l. Determination of form . . . . . . . 23 2. Determination
of style .

Author: Jules Irving




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Middle School English Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

90 Lesson Plan 2: Beyond the Chocolate War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 ... 106
Exercise on Written Responses in Short Paragraphs for Of Mice and Men . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Plot-Check Quiz on Of Mice and Men: Chapters 1 and
2 .

Author: Marc Moeller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317920155

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book show you how you can foster reflective, independent thinking in your class; boost the number of students who actively participate; and prevent the discussions from falling flat or degenerating into "bull sessions." This volume features 20 student-centered lesson plans and includes answer keys for teachers. Each lesson plan engages students in active learning.

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men

ritical opinion on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is sur— prisingly varied,
miscellaneous, and contradictory. ... variously identified as (1) each man kills the
thing he loves, (2) our pleasures often oppose and thwart our schemes, and (3)
the ...

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810867346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

Irradiation of Mice and Men

Phosphate , 92 – 95 , 101 , 104 - 5 , 110 , 125 , 139 , Mice , 8 , 20 – 21 , 27 – 29 ,
34 – 38 , 44 , 46 , 50 – 51 , 54 - 58 , 60 ... 73 , 77 - 78 natural background , 13 , 30
, 32 , 40 , 79 , 80 neutron , 2 , 11 , 31 , 35 , 40 , 75 , 78 role in Nature , 2 – 3 X ...

Author: John F. Loutit



Category: Bone

Page: 154

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Women s Lives Men s Laws

Of. Mice. and. Men. A. Fragment. on. Animal. Rights. Nonhuman animals in man's
society are more than things, less than people. If the father of all social
hierarchies, or the ... I People dominate animals, men dominate women.2 Each is
a 9: Of ...

Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674024069

Category: Law

Page: 558

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In an incisive compilation of essays, the author of Feminism Unmodified explores some of the momentous and ongoing changes that reframe the law of men in terms of their foundation in the lives of women, covering such topics as sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, sexual discrimination, and pornography.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Critical opinion on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is surprisingly varied,
miscellaneous, and contradictory. ... simple thesis, variously identified as (1)each
man kills the thing he loves, (2) our pleasures often oppose and thwart our
schemes, ...

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822309949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorized about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best—and the worst—of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticized, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged. The essays examine the six most popular short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl—in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful—Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman