Of Mice and MenOf Mice and MenChapter 5Chapter 5Francis GilbertFrancis Gilbertwww.francisgilbert.co.ukwww.francisgilbert.c...
What happens?What happens?The men are throwing horseshoesThe men are throwing horseshoesCurley’s wife enters the barn just...
Your reactions to the chapterYour reactions to the chapter• How do you feel when you realise Lennie hasHow do you feel whe...
Authorial techniques: sympathyAuthorial techniques: sympathyand antipathyand antipathy• Steinbeck possibly generates sympa...
Authorial technique: descriptionAuthorial technique: description• The description of the death of Curley’s wife isThe desc...
Authorial technique: black comedyAuthorial technique: black comedy• There is some comedy when Lennie plays withThere is so...
Authorial techniques: DialogueAuthorial techniques: Dialogue• Once again, much of this chapter is dialogue.Once again, muc...
Building tension and suspenseBuilding tension and suspense• FIND QUOTES FOR THESE POINTSFIND QUOTES FOR THESE POINTSThe de...
Authorial techniques: very distinctiveAuthorial techniques: very distinctivecharacterisations.characterisations.• Curley’s...
ThemesThemesLonelinessLonelinessThe death of the American DreamThe death of the American DreamDeathDeathThe rule of lawThe...
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  1. 1. Of Mice and MenOf Mice and MenChapter 5Chapter 5Francis GilbertFrancis Gilbertwww.francisgilbert.co.ukwww.francisgilbert.co.uk
  2. 2. What happens?What happens?The men are throwing horseshoesThe men are throwing horseshoesCurley’s wife enters the barn just after Lennie hasCurley’s wife enters the barn just after Lennie haskilled a puppy. He strokes Curley’s wife’s hairkilled a puppy. He strokes Curley’s wife’s hairand breaks her neck.and breaks her neck.Runs off to the brush.Runs off to the brush.Curley organises a lynch-mob to kill Lennie.Curley organises a lynch-mob to kill Lennie.George joins the hunt.George joins the hunt.
  3. 3. Your reactions to the chapterYour reactions to the chapter• How do you feel when you realise Lennie hasHow do you feel when you realise Lennie haskilled the pup?killed the pup?• What do you think and feel when Lennie isWhat do you think and feel when Lennie isstroking Curley’s wife’s hair?stroking Curley’s wife’s hair?• What you think and feel when Lennie killsWhat you think and feel when Lennie killsCurley’s wife?Curley’s wife?• What do you think of Curley’s reaction?What do you think of Curley’s reaction?
  4. 4. Authorial techniques: sympathyAuthorial techniques: sympathyand antipathyand antipathy• Steinbeck possibly generates sympathy towardsSteinbeck possibly generates sympathy towardsCurley’s wife in this chapter. How and why?Curley’s wife in this chapter. How and why?• He also makes us have mixed feelings towardsHe also makes us have mixed feelings towardsLennie. How and why?Lennie. How and why?
  5. 5. Authorial technique: descriptionAuthorial technique: description• The description of the death of Curley’s wife isThe description of the death of Curley’s wife isvery dramatic (pg 127-129). How and why doesvery dramatic (pg 127-129). How and why doesSteinbeck focus so much upon it?Steinbeck focus so much upon it?
  6. 6. Authorial technique: black comedyAuthorial technique: black comedy• There is some comedy when Lennie plays withThere is some comedy when Lennie plays withCurley’s wife’s hair. How and why doesCurley’s wife’s hair. How and why doesSteinbeck do this?Steinbeck do this?
  7. 7. Authorial techniques: DialogueAuthorial techniques: Dialogue• Once again, much of this chapter is dialogue.Once again, much of this chapter is dialogue.• Curley’s wife talks about her life in a sustainedCurley’s wife talks about her life in a sustainedway for the first time. How and why?way for the first time. How and why?
  8. 8. Building tension and suspenseBuilding tension and suspense• FIND QUOTES FOR THESE POINTSFIND QUOTES FOR THESE POINTSThe death of the pup.The death of the pup.The flirtation with Curley’s wife.The flirtation with Curley’s wife.The death of Curley’s wife.The death of Curley’s wife.George, Candy, Curley’s and Slim’s reactions.George, Candy, Curley’s and Slim’s reactions.
  9. 9. Authorial techniques: very distinctiveAuthorial techniques: very distinctivecharacterisations.characterisations.• Curley’s wife gains some depth as a character inCurley’s wife gains some depth as a character inthis chapter. How and why?this chapter. How and why?
  10. 10. ThemesThemesLonelinessLonelinessThe death of the American DreamThe death of the American DreamDeathDeathThe rule of lawThe rule of lawThe rule of the mobThe rule of the mob

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