Steinbeck

‘Of Mice and Men’

Some of the links below are my own but many are from other websites.

etext: ideal for searching the text and/or ‘wordcrunching’ (which is searching for recurring words and phrases).

GCSE Advanced Study Guide for those seeking the highest grades.

Commentary on the last chapter with extracts from the novel and explanation/analysis

Symbolism in the novel: a most informative explanation of Steinbeck’s use of symbols.  Well worth reding.  I personally do not think that characters can be described as ‘symbols’ – instead, it is much better to refer to their function in the novel by saying that they ‘represent…’

The Characters

Curley’s wife

Slim

Crooks

Mostly for teachers

How well do they know the text? – multiple choice activity

Chapter One Activity

The Last Chapter activities

Powerpoint presentation on context

Wide-ranging powerpoint on context, Steinbeck, the characters and themes

Themes activity Grid

NEAB exam questions

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