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Unit1 characteranalysis


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Unit1 characteranalysis

  2. 2. 1.revere 11.mollify  2.contemptuous 12.unasser8ve3.reprehensible 13.monotonous4.belligerent 14.skep8cal    5.ominous 15.protagonist6.confide 16.antagonist7.derogatory 17.sta8c8.bewilder 18.dynamic9.indignant 19.stereotype10.despair 20.infer
  3. 3. revere 1
  4. 4. revere 1George had always revered the strength of Lennie,especially since he was small in  regard  with  deep  respect  (v.)
  5. 5. contemptuous 2
  6. 6. contemptuous 2Everyone’s contempt for Curley was obvious; hewas a good-for-nothin’ liar.a  lack  of  respect,  o7en  with  intense  dislike  or  disgust  (adj.)
  7. 7. reprehensible 3
  8. 8. reprehensible 3Lennie’s action at the ranch was reprehensible, buthis ignorance should be taken into consideration.deserving  punishment  (adj.)
  9. 9. belligerent 4
  10. 10. belligerent 4Lennie belligerently shook Curley’s wife by the hair,because she would not stop yelling.doing  something  in  a  hos<le  or  aggressive  way  (adj.)
  11. 11. ominous 5
  12. 12. ominous 5Curley bolted out of the room, and George lookedominously at  the  impression  that  something  bad  is  going  to  happen  (adj.)
  13. 13. confide 6
  14. 14. confide 6Crooks shared information with Lennie that he would notdare tell another soul; he felt he could confide in  tell  someone  a  private  ma?er  in  confiden<ality    (v.)
  15. 15. derogatory 7
  16. 16. derogatory 7John Steinbeck employs the “N” word not merely assomething derogatory, but also to capture the trueculture of the 1930s.expressing  disrespect  or  cri<cism  (adj.)
  17. 17. bewilder 8
  18. 18. bewilder 8Bewilderedly, Lennie asked Crooks, “Why do yousleep out here all by yourself?”to  cause  to  become  perplexed  or  confused  (v.)
  19. 19. indignant 9
  20. 20. indignant 9George was often indignant about the way othersdisrespected Lennie, and yet he was often guilty ofdoing the same.angry  or  annoyed  by  something  that  is  unjust  or  wrong  (adj.)
  21. 21. despair 10
  22. 22. despair 10There was always a hint of happiness anddespair when George told Lennie stories aboutthem getting their own ranch.the  complete  absence  or  loss  of  hope  (n.)
  23. 23. mollify 11
  24. 24. mollify 11They were mollified temporarily by the calm of theriver, but George knew they could not keep runningfrom ranch after  put  at  ease  or  calm  down  (v.)
  25. 25. unassertive 12
  26. 26. unassertive 12Curley’s wife noticed Lennie’s unassertivenessimmediately and took advantage of this weakness.not  having  or  showing  a  confident  and  forceful  personality  (adj.)
  27. 27. monotonous 13
  28. 28. monotonous 13During the long hours working in the field, themonotony would wear on them little by little.dull,  tedious,  and  repe<<ous  (adj.)
  29. 29. skeptical 14
  30. 30. skeptical 14People were often skeptical about George’srelationship with Lennie.not  easily  convinced;  having  doubts  or  reserva<ons  (adj.)
  31. 31. protagonist 15
  32. 32. protagonist 15Frequently, the protagonist of a story will embodythe traits that we all aspire to possess.the  lead  character  or  main  figure  (n.)
  33. 33. antagonist 16
  34. 34. antagonist 16John Steinbeck creates a belligerent antagonistthat will foreshadow future events in the novel.a  person  who  opposes  the  main  character;  adversary  (n.)
  35. 35. static 17
  36. 36. static 17Just as there are characters in novels who neverseem to change, we too can remain static.a  character  who  remains  unchanged  throughout  the  story  (adj.)
  37. 37. dynamic 18
  38. 38. dynamic 18Each one of us should strive to be dynamic so that weare growing and looking at the world differently.a  character  who  undergoes  an  important  inner  change  of  personality,  aCtude  or  beliefs  (adj.)
  39. 39. stereotype 19
  40. 40. stereotype 19Stereotypes develop when we are unwilling or unableto look deeper than the single  oversimplified  idea  or  image  of  a  person  or  group  of  people  (n.)
  41. 41. infer 20
  42. 42. infer 20What can you infer about Crooks other than what youare directly told about him?to  discover  informa<on  from  evidence  and  reasoning  rather  than  explicit  statements  (v.)