The formal picture…
And then we dabbed.
Goodbye year 11. You were a pleasure to teach; I hope that you get the grades you deserve. A* bruv!
Some last minute information about the English Literature exam tomorrow:
Some information about the assessment objectives:
Suggested activities to revise:
This foreshadows how everyone else (main characters) will always be in the light as they are superior however characters like Lennie will be left in the “corners… still in dark”. The word “dark” could also represent how “bright” or intelligent the characters are again portraying how the “bright” intelligent ones will be in the light and move on while the dumb characters or “weak” characters will be left in the dark in the “corners” neglected like crooks showing there is not much difference in the power between women, the disabled and black people.
Slim and George
Lennie and the Puppy
Whit and the letter
Attitudes to women
Curley chasing his wife
After the fight
List 3 significant descriptions of the bunkhouse:
e.g. The ‘solid door’ could represent the men on the ranch’s need to be a hard and ‘solid’ man. Perhaps it also highlights their ideology regarding emotions and how they won’t allow their feelings to show, not opening their metaphorical ‘solid’ door of emotions.
The symbolism of Western Magazines:
“love to read”
The Western Magazine provides the men hope that they will one day walk into the sunset like the ‘western’ characters they read about and become a hero like the cowboys in these magazines. This places the American dream on a pedal stall causing us to empathize for the men on the ranch as we as readers know that it is most probable that they will live the rest of their lives on the ranch.
The purpose of Chapter 2 is to introduce characters!
|Curley||“a thin young man”
“tightly curled hair
|Boss||“a fat legged man”
“squinted his eyes”
“pointed a playful finger”
“high heeled boots”
“to prove he was not a labourer”
|Candy||“the old man”
“gray of muzzles”
“blind old eyes”
|Curley’s Wife||“rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off”
“fingernails were red”
“Her hair hung in little rolled clusters”
|Slim||“the prince of the ranch”
“His hands… as those of a temple dancer”
“face was ageless”
Solitaire: Some aspects the game of solitaire represents:
-George is a solitary man
-He is isolating himself due to his mistrust in men.
-He is absorbing everything around him, he is looking busy but is thinking carefully, “thoughtfully” about the new people he had met.
-It acts as a defence mechanism so no one bothers to talk to him.
Candy’s old dog -> foreshadows the fate of the weak.
Curley’s wife -> trouble to come with her promiscuity.
Curley -> trouble to come with his physical boxing skills.
Crooks -> a sign of racism and segregation to enter the story through the use of the derogatory ‘N’ word used against him in this chapter.
Curley and slim drowning puppies -> this resonates with the story George later tells slim in chapter 3
George reveals that he used to play jokes on Lennie because “he was too dumb even to know he had a joke played on him.” One day when George, Lennie, and other men were loitering around the Sacramento River, George ordered Lennie to jump into the water:
“I turns to Lennie and says, ‘Jump in.’ An’ he jumps. Couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned before we could get him. An’ he was so damn nice to me for pullin’ him out. Clean forgot I told him to jump in. Well, I ain’t done nothing like that no more.”