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Ninguno gy Dimazelo Aeza6pR 02, 2010 S pagos TRANSPARENCY 1 CREATING A PLOT SUMMARY BASIC SITUATION Two agricultural laborers go looking for a job at a ranch in northern California. They are underdog. Guys that have a difficult life and loners because of their jab. CONFLICT Lennie’s love for petting soft things and his problem with stroking them way too hard. COMPLICATIONS Lennie and George g who is someone that with the boys. Georg CLI MAX orfi ea. hinks th see Curley’s wife, s, likes to be around Curley’s wife meets Lennie and lets him touch her hair. He uses too much strength worry•’ng the woman.

Lennie struggles with her accidentally sofocating her to death. RESOLUTION Curley decides to revenge her wife’s death and goes after Lennie to kill him. But George gets there first and shoots the big guy- PLOT SUMMARY The story begins with the two friends walking through the country looking for this ranch where they are supposed to get a job. They start working in there and meet the other people in the ranch. The things get complicated when one ofthe guys is seduced by the wife of one of the other workers. This ends with an accidental 1 . What is the setting? Historical period? Country or lacale? Season of the year? Weather?

Time of the day? What are the sights? Sounds? Tastes? Smells? What other details establish a sense of place? A ranch in Northern California. The story develops in 1929 (the crash of the stock market) in a Small village sometime during Spring and summer. As the story lasts for over 2 or 3 weeks (maybe) night and day events are found. 2. Are the characters in conflict with the setting? What do the characters want? Does the setting keep them from getting What they want? Yes they are George and Lennie are tired of working for others and follow their rules. They would like to have their own farm where they can live as they like. . What does the setting tell us about the characters? What feelings or attitudes do the characters reveal toward the setting? Fear? Pleasure? Challenge? Dislike? Respect? Other feelings or attitudes? The characters reveal a dislike towards the setting because they would Ike to be in their own ranch not in the one of someone else. 4. How would you describe the atmosphere or mood created by the setting? Is it gloomy? Cheerful? Mysterious? Threatening? Other descriptions? Certainly the setting is a bit threatening due to the fact that it’s new ranch the characters are working on and would like to be there for longer.

But th there for longer. But the mood the setting inspires is gloomy and it makes it difficult for the characters to go on through the tough time in the ranch TRANSPARENCY 5 ANALYZING POINT OF VIEW IN A STORY 1 . Who is the narrator? Limited third person. / Objective and dramatic. It is not someone related to the story. It is like a camera that records the dialogue and situations between the character. 2. From which ofthe following three points ofview the story told: omniscient, third-person limited, or first-person? Th’rd person limited. 3. What does the narrator know that anyone else could know?

Thhgs like: Why did George and Lennie have come the ranch? How did Lennie kill Curley’s wife? Why did George choose to look after Lennie? 4. What does the narrator not know? The character’s thoughts. The character’s feelings. The conflict the characters deal with internally. 5. What are the narratoÉs biases if any? He bases on the events as they happen in the story. He doesn’t anything but the presenta 6. How does the point ofview affect the way you feel about the characters? Does it make sympathize more with one character han with another? As the narrator is objective and dramatic, the feelings the reader gets depend on the reader itself. . Choose a different point ofview from w 31_1f6 feelings the reader gets depend on the reader frelf. 7. Choose a different point ofview from which the story could be told. How would the story change this point of View were used? possibly if the story were told according to crooks point of view, it would stop being a novel about farmers and beging talking about slavery and racism TRANSPARENCY 6 ANALYZING AS ORYS THEME 1 . Does the title signify something about the story? Does it point o a truth story reveals about life? The tilte is in someway companng mice with men, animals with humans.

Which can be interpreted as: sometimes humans behave like animals. 2. Does the main character change during the course of the story? Does the main character realize something he or she did not know before? In my opinion the main characters don’t change through the story. Even though some may think that George did change because he killed Lennie when he was supposed to be his friend and love hirn. But think this is something that is missundesrtood due to the fact that it was because of that same feeling of love for is friend that George killed Lennie. 3.

Are any important statements about life or people made in the story, either by the narrator or characters in the story? «Guys like us that work on ranches got no family, they belong no place» by George. ‘You got no rights comin! In a colored man’s ranches got no family, they belong no place» by George. ‘You got no rights comin! In a colored man’s room. You got no right messing around in here at all. Now jus’ get out, an’ get out quick. by Crooks. 4. Is the theme ever directly stated? If so, where is it stated? Yes, the main theme (the American dream) is stated all over the ook.

Specially when Lennie and George talk about the fantasies they dream of, like having a chicken farm for themselves. 5. In one sentence, state the storys theme. Do you agree with the theme? Is the writer pre senting a truth about life or forcing us to accept a false view? The main theme of the story is the search of the American dream, the dream to have a better life. Both main characters are struggling to accomplish the dream together. But first they have to work hard to acquire it. TRANSPARENCY 10 IMAGERY: SEEING THINGS FRESHLY SIGHTS Example: The rivers, the landscape with lots of brushes.

HEARING Example: The sound ofthe gunshot. Example: The can of beans. Example: The smelly dog Candy used to have. Example: The mice kept in ket . The softness of lulu’s TASTE SMELL TOUCH hair. he ittle puppv. from selection: METAPHOR Examples from selection• When the guys talk about killing Candy’s Old dog it is also Candy himself who they are talking about. They think they are both way too Old to be living in the ranch. PERSONIFICATION Examples from selection: TRANSPARENCY 14 CHARACTER(S): Lennie, George, Candy, Curleys wife, Curley, The boss, Crooks, Slim. SITUATION:

George and Lennie are two unemployed workers looking for a job at a ranch in California. They travel through the countryside and eventually find the place. It’s a tough life they live. CONFLICT(S): -External: Curley vs Lennie. Crooks and racism. The American dream. -Internal: George’s feelings about Lennie and his stupidity. Lennie liking the dresses of Curley’s wife. The American dream. Isl are conflicts external or internal? (that is Said in the last point, the one before this one) The American dream is considered to be an external and an internal conflict. How conflict is resolved: