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Of Mice and Men

Themes and Crooks

Free Powerpoint Templates

title themes
TITLE: Themes

We are learning to...

  • Select quotes that can link character to theme

Skills for Life: Questioning – how and why?

Learning Objectives

high 5
High 5!

Select your top 5 quotes for Crooks as a lonely character.

Put them in order.

You need to be able to say why they are in this order.

Why is the top quote better than the others?

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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.

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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.

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Homework

Finish Tepee on: how is Crook presented as a lonely character?

Find Top 5 quotes for Curley’s wife as a lonely character.

Again, put them in order and write a paragraph explaining this order.

Due next lesson.