1. Meeting with the counselors in the Forum
2. Finishing Chapter 4 together with a staging focus on power, weakness, and bullying
- Which characters start the scene powerless? What do they have in common? How can we stage them to symbolize power and weakness?
- Which characters gain power as the scene goes on?
- Which characters lose power as the scene ends?
- What do Curley and Curley's wife, our two big bullies, have in common? Do you feel sorry for them?
- Try out the cyclical structure chart.
- What does the structure of this scene suggest about the power and weakness of the dream?
Thesis of the day: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses ________________ (bully's name) to illustrate how bullies want ___________________ but end up ________________________.
Extra challenge: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the cyclical structure of Chapter 4 to illustrate _______________________________.
Extra extra challenge: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses ___________________ (pick one of the character's defects, like Candy's hands, or Crooks' back, or Lennie's mental disability) to symbolize ___________________________.
1. Please read to the bottom of page 90 and start working on your reading journal/annotations (I'd say compose at least two).
2. Remember that this Friday, September 26, is the end of 6 weeks; if you have any make up work or revised assignments that you'd like to get credit on, you must submit it by 11:00 am on that Friday at the latest.