‘Of Mice and Men’
Some of the links below are to my own pages but many are to other websites.
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 reading. Although I do not think that the characters themselves should be described as ‘symbols’ per se – instead, it iwould be better to refer to their ‘symbolic function’ or say that they ‘represent …’
Mostly for teachers
How well do they know the text? – multiple choice activity
Powerpoint presentation on context
Wide-ranging powerpoint on context, Steinbeck, the characters and themes
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