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  • Of Mice and MenOf Mice and MenChapter 4Chapter 4Francis GilbertFrancis Gilbertwww.francisgilbert.co.ukwww.francisgilbert.co.uk
  • What happens?What happens?• Saturday night: the men go to the whorehouse.Saturday night: the men go to the whorehouse.• Candy, Lennie and Crooks stay behindCandy, Lennie and Crooks stay behind• Lennie enters Crooks’ room and is taunted byLennie enters Crooks’ room and is taunted byCrooks who claims that George may not returnCrooks who claims that George may not return• Lennie panics and Crooks backs downLennie panics and Crooks backs down• Candy joins them and lets slip about the dreamCandy joins them and lets slip about the dream• Curley’s wife appears, is ordered out andCurley’s wife appears, is ordered out andthreatens Crooksthreatens Crooks
  • Your reactions to the chapterYour reactions to the chapter• How do you feel towards Crooks in thisHow do you feel towards Crooks in thischapter?chapter?• What do you think when Crooks taunts Lennie?What do you think when Crooks taunts Lennie?• What do you think of Curley’s wife and herWhat do you think of Curley’s wife and herthreats?threats?• How do you feel about the “dream” in thisHow do you feel about the “dream” in thischapter?chapter?
  • Authorial techniques: sympathyAuthorial techniques: sympathyand antipathyand antipathy• Steinbeck possibly generates sympathy towardsSteinbeck possibly generates sympathy towardsCrooks in this chapter. How and why?Crooks in this chapter. How and why?• He also makes us feel some antipathy (theHe also makes us feel some antipathy (theopposite of sympathy), towards Curley’s wife.opposite of sympathy), towards Curley’s wife.How and why does he do this?How and why does he do this?
  • Authorial technique: descriptionAuthorial technique: description• The description of Crooks’ room (pg 98) is oneThe description of Crooks’ room (pg 98) is oneof the most sustained and longest descriptions inof the most sustained and longest descriptions inthe book. What does the description revealthe book. What does the description revealabout Crooks and the world he lives in? Whyabout Crooks and the world he lives in? Whydoes Steinbeck spend so long on thedoes Steinbeck spend so long on thedescription?description?
  • Authorial technique: black comedyAuthorial technique: black comedy• There is real black comedy when Crooks tauntsThere is real black comedy when Crooks tauntsLennie. How does Steinbeck create comedyLennie. How does Steinbeck create comedyhere? Why does he do so?here? Why does he do so?
  • Authorial techniques: DialogueAuthorial techniques: Dialogue• Once again, much of this chapter is dialogue.Once again, much of this chapter is dialogue.• Crooks’ gives some very powerful speechesCrooks’ gives some very powerful speechesabout his life. Find one of them and analyse whyabout his life. Find one of them and analyse whythe speech is so striking.the speech is so striking.
  • Building tension and suspenseBuilding tension and suspense• Crooks taunting Lennie.Crooks taunting Lennie.• Candy blurting out about the dream.Candy blurting out about the dream.• Curley’s wife threatening Crooks.Curley’s wife threatening Crooks.
  • Authorial techniques: very distinctiveAuthorial techniques: very distinctivecharacterisations.characterisations.• Crooks is once again a superb characterisation ofCrooks is once again a superb characterisation ofa lonely, clever man trapped in a deeplya lonely, clever man trapped in a deeplyprejudiced society. How and why does Steinbeckprejudiced society. How and why does Steinbeckmake Crooks such a striking character do youmake Crooks such a striking character do youthink?think?• We see the really nasty side of Curley’s wifeWe see the really nasty side of Curley’s wifehere.here.• What do we learn about Candy in this chapter?What do we learn about Candy in this chapter?
  • ThemesThemesRacismRacismLonelinessLonelinessThe pecking order in society; the hierachyThe pecking order in society; the hierachyThe American DreamThe American DreamFeminine brutalityFeminine brutalityBlackmail and shameBlackmail and shame