Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All Boys, All Blogged: September 16, 2014

Focus: How does Steinbeck characterize George, Lennie, and the minor characters?

1. Warming up: As you walk in, grab one card from the Lennie box and one card from the George box (if you get a card that just has a name on it, toss it back)

Listening to the Lennies and the Georges and drawing a few larger conclusions on the blog:

Steinbeck develops George as a character who ______________ but also _________________.
Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who ______________ but also _________________.

As we perform Chapter 2 today, try to add one observation of George or Lennie in Chapter 2 (and a quotation to back it up) that relates to the Chapter 1 observation and quotation on the card.

For example: If the card has an observation and quotation about Lennie's motivation, try to find something in Chapter 2 that deepens or reinforces your understanding of Lennie's motivation.


2. Performing the second half of Chapter 2 together

3. Developing a ranch hierarchy: Which characters seem to have the most power, and which ones have the least?  What determines power on the ranch?

George, Lennie, the boss, Candy (the old swamper), Carlson, Slim, Curley (the boss's son), Curely's wife, the stable buck

Trying out one more thesis statement on the blog:

On the ranch in Of Mice and Men, characters demonstrate/achieve power by _________________________, but they demonstrate weakness by ____________________.

4. Listening to the opening of Chapter 3 together

HW:
1. Please read through the bottom of page 48 and fill out an entire side of a reading journal or five annotations for this portion of Chapter 3.

2. Independent reading.

33 comments:

  1. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is stern but also caring.

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  2. Steinbeck develops George as a character who can come off as a jerk, because he teases Lennie and is a little harsh, but can also be very protective and caring, especially of Lennie.

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  3. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a innocent, hard working guy but also his physical traits portray Lennie as a beast of man.

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  4. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is slow and sometimes out right stupid. But is also a nice hardworking man.

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  6. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who slow in the head but also is a loyal hardworking man.

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  7. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is very forgetful and slow but also a person that has a very kind and loving heart.

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  8. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is harsh and arrogant but also is protective of Lennie.

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  9. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is hot headed but also is loving towards Lennie.

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  10. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is very big and strong on the outside, but is also very kind and loving and weak on the inside.

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  11. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is very mean to Lennie in some situations but also can be really kind to him by looking out for him and helping him get a job at the ranch.

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  12. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who at first appears to be just big, slow but also he is a kind, gentle, loyal and hardworking guy.

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  13. Steinbeck develops george as a character who is quick witted and smart, but is also harsh and sometimes frustrated with Lennie

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  15. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is slow, dumb, and helpless but also a hardworking leader.

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  16. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is mean and makes fun of Lennie but also looks after Lennie to protect him

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  17. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is arrogant but also is protective.
    Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is forgetful but also is hard-working.

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  18. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is a jerk but also a good role model.

    Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is dumb and forgetful but is also very hard working.

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  19. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is slow because he always forgets things and gets in trouble but also Loyal with George.

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  20. Steinbeck develops George as a character who despises Lennie but also protects him from harm.

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  21. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is a really nice guy but also can be very dumb and forgetful.

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  22. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is forgetful and not very intelligent but also very hardworking.

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  23. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is soft at heart but also is physically rough.

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  24. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a a character who is big and slow but also can be a strong hardworking man.

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  25. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who has mental illness but also has great strength, causing him to be one of the most dangerous characters.

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  26. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is big and scary looking but also is loving and nice.

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  27. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is protective and acts as a role model towards Lennie but also is arrogant and sometimes a jerk.

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  28. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is sarcastic but also has courage.

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  29. Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is bearlike but also loyal and caring.

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  30. Steinbeck develops George as a character who is a jerk but can also be protective and caring when it comes to Lennie.

    Steinbeck develops Lennie as a character who is big and kind of slow but is also very hardworking.

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  31. Steinbeck develops George as the smart one of the pair, yet he is powerless without a big guy(Lennie) to show his power.

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  33. Steinbeck develops Lennie as an unintelligent person but he always has good intentions and is always kind.

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