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Of Mice and Men – Chapter ONE Unit Activity Name:

Part 1: Respond to the following questions.

 AT LEAST ONE QUOTATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH RESPONSE.


 Work at integrating quotes and providing answers in a PPA format.
 Carefully consider which quotes are most effective and how they best prove your answer.
 Provide page numbers with your citation.

1. What sort of mood or atmosphere does description of the setting suggest?

2. Discuss the contrast in Steinbeck’s characterization of George and Lennie.

3. How does Steinbeck use dialogue to reinforce characterization?

4. How does Steinbeck use literary devices (namely similes or metaphors) to reinforce
characterization?

5. How might George and Lennie’s dream be a reflection of actual historical values?
Part 2: Essay Preparation

Record evidence for EACH TOPIC that may be used in your essay. A MINIMUM of
ONE QUOTE AND EXPLANATION per topic is required for this unit activity, but you
are encourage to record as much as you feel is relevant and useful.

** Please refer to the unit slideshow for elaboration of the topics

Topic #1
Pursuit of Dreams

Topic #2
Causes and Effects of
Suffering

Topic #3
Foreshadowing