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4 Crooks

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4 Crooks

  1. 1. Of Mice and MenThemes and Crooks Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. TITLE: ThemesLearning Objectives We are learning to... • Consider the themes that emerge from the text • Analyse text for meaning Skills for Life: Questioning – how and why? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. ThemeThe theme of a piece of fiction is its view about life and how people behave.In fiction, the theme is not intended to teach or preach. In fact, it is not presented directly at all. You extract it from the characters, action, and setting that make up the story. The reader must figure out the Free Powerpoint Templates themes themselves. Page 3
  4. 4. What’s are the themes in The Three Little Pigs? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Steinbeck Diary 1938In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, [for] if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. What are the themes in OMAM?• Dreams (and the fragility of the American Dream)• Friendship• Loneliness• The natural world• Weakness• The cycle of hopelessness• Prejudice• And others...Templates Free Powerpoint Page 6
  7. 7. What are the themes in OMAM?• Dreams (and the fragility of the American Dream)• Friendship• Loneliness• The natural world• Weakness• The cycle of hopelessness• Prejudice Free Powerpoint Templates• And others... Page 7
  8. 8. Loneliness and CrooksHow does Steinbeck present Crooks as a lonely character? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. TASK: Find quote and analyse them using TEPEE Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. How does Steinbeck present Crooks as lonely character?Skilled work 6 sections – perfect! • Identify features of Steinbeck’s use ofwill language with some explanation of layers of meaning. • Have some links between Crooks and lonelinessExcellent work • Have a detailed explanation, withwill appropriate terminology, of how language and linguistic features are used with a developed perceptive identification of layers of meaning • Show sophisticated links to language used about and by Crooks that show him to be a lonely character Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
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  15. 15. The author’s use of language / words / tone of voice is significant.T Imagery is significant in this section. The imagery of .... is especially significant in this section. The author uses setting to convey ... The characterisation of ... is developed in this section. Structurally, this section is significant. We can see this in the quotation ...E We hear the character described as ... The word ... demonstrates this. Arguably, the most significant words are ... and ... The image of the ... is crucial to our understanding. The author seems to be suggesting ...P The author is, perhaps, exploring the idea of ... The author is explaining, illustrating, uncovering, hiding, illuminating, developing, The words suggest / imply / convey ...E This word / phrase / image / character makes me think of ... because... This conveys feelings of ... because.... The word / image contains several ideas. For example... The author seems to be exploring the them / idea of ...E From one perspective we could say ... From another we might consider... Developing the interpretation further, we could argue that... This links with..... This idea is repeated when......
  16. 16. The characterisation of Crooks as a lonely character is developed in Chapter four.
  17. 17. The characterisation of Crooks as a lonely character is developed in Chapter four. Steinbeck describes the character as ‘a proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs.’
  18. 18. The characterisation of Crooks as a lonely character is developed in Chapter four. Steinbeck describes the character as ‘a proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs.’ The author seems to be suggesting that Crooks’ isolation is self-imposed.
  19. 19. The characterisation of Crooks as a lonely character is developed in Chapter four. Steinbeck describes the character as ‘a proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs.’ The author seems to be suggesting that Crooks’ isolation is self-imposed. The word ‘proud’ suggests Crooks’ intelligence and dignity and conveys the idea that he is acutely aware of his prejudicial treatment. ‘Aloof’ also suggests that his disinterest is conspicuous.
  20. 20. The characterisation of Crooks as a lonely character is developed in Chapter four. Steinbeck describes the character as ‘a proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs.’ The author seems to be suggesting that Crooks’ isolation is self-imposed. The word ‘proud’ suggests Crooks’ intelligence and dignity and conveys the idea that he is acutely aware of his prejudicial treatment. ‘Aloof’ also suggests that his disinterest is conspicuous. The author seems to be exploring the idea that loneliness can be a way of protection and this real danger is made more obvious later in the chapter when Curley’s wife threatens him.
  21. 21. How does Steinbeck present Crooks as lonely character?Skilled work will 6• sectionsfeatures of Steinbeck’s use of Identify – perfect! language with some explanation of layers of meaning. • Have some links between Crooks and lonelinessExcellent work • Have a detailed explanation, with appropriatewill terminology, of how language and linguistic features are used with a develop perceptive identification of layers of meaning • Show sophisticated links to language used about and by Crooks that show him to be a lonely character
  22. 22. Crooks’ bleak view...I seen hundreds of men come by on the road an’ on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an’ that same damn thing in their heads . . . every damn one of ’em’s got a little piece of land in his head. An’ never a God damn one of ’em ever gets it. Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. Powerpoint Templates Free Page 22
  23. 23. The imagery of Crooks as a disabled man is especially significant in this section. We can see this when the character described as ‘his body was bent to the left by his crooked spine’. This gives a clear image of Crooks as a disabled man, but Steinbeck could be suggesting that Crooks’ prejudicial treatment disables him. His name, Crooks, emphasises this.

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