The candidate makes the point that Curley's wife is manipulative but fails to back this up with evidence - an investigation of the language chosen by Steinbeck may have shown how she is sexually manipulative, but does not appear to be sexually overt with Lennie in the barn - perhaps an interesting discussion point. This is an example of an G or F Level answer Here the person is able to come up with an answer to the question that is basic with no quotations to back up their points. Discriminated by many, isolated from all. . Your explanation should be at least double this. Use the links below, they'll take you to study guides and areas of interest regarding the novel. A: From the description of his room which Crooks insists on keeping neat implies that fact that even though he has been degraded to the levels of animals because of his colour, he has come to the realisation that he does not need to live like one.
You need to think about why she is the only woman unnamed in the novel. He begins to show us images being created into our minds of a film scene which we would expect in theatres. P: Many other people use his colour as an excuse to overpower him. The candidate achieves All band 4 as well as 5. This comparison to a bear immediately suggests that Lennie is a man of immense physical strength.
This gives the impression that Crooks is not important enough to sleep with the other ranch hands, and must be isolated and separated from them: giving him no other choice but to sleep with the animals: creatures that are on the same level of the hierarchy as him. Crooks is kept to his sanctuary—the harness room; where the white man snickers, and indecent remarks are impenetrable. Give one mark for a relevant quotation to support one of the above points. George gestured with his spoon. Lennie is shown to be childlike.
As many other authors can begin to use poetry in their use of writing, Steinbeck shows us subtle usage of language as an everyday person would read. He protects him and does what is necessary to keep him out of trouble. Heck, we have a bit of a crush on him. P: Even though Crooks is the only Negro at the ranch, Steinbeck displays him as an extremely independent worker. You can submit essays that will be posted here anonymous if you prefer so that we can share our understanding and essay skills. If you choose to comment make your comment constructive, remember I monitor all comments that are made. It is an area that most of the class need to work on and develop so we used the Prezi above as a template for the whole lesson.
Take the point and evidence you used in the previous section and add an explanation to take the grade from an E to a C or above. This portrays Lennie as a horse which makes the audience realise he is strong like a horse but also lacking the mental capacity of a human. If you are looking at Curly's Wife then expand your discussion about how women are presented and used so also victims in the rest of the novel. The reader has to decide whether Crooks deserves sympathy, or if he is just a cruel, bitter and gruff stable-buck. You do not have to use the whole quote — you should select the language you think is necessary. Also think about how women are first represented and who does this - what attitude does Candy prejudice us with from the start and what is the significance of the language he uses? George does all the talking, which makes the boss suspicious. The quote in paragraph 1 has not been selected effectively because… 2.
How does pages 89-93 show that Slim is respected character? I feel Steinbeck does this to show that although to the reader she is an important character, she is insignificant in the 1930s society. This is an example of an E or D Level answer Here the person is able to come up with an answer to the question with a quotation to show where they got their idea from. P: Crooks craves for some human contact vastly through uttering his feelings. Because of his difference in colour, he is secluded from the other ranch hands, including their activities. Remember when your mother told you being different meant you were unique, meant you were something special? The assessment criteria will be ever so slightly different if you are doing a controlled assessment but not massively. S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books. Explain and Explore Example 1 Steinbeck often describes Lennie by comparing him to an animal.
Being oppressed has made him seem cruel and gruff, but also has turned him to self-pity and the notion that he is a lesser human. Lennie is described as an animal because he is big and strong. Lennie is shown to be huge in stature. The prostitutes and Aunt Clara have names! Being a nigger, Crooks is ostracised by the whites at the ranch and he resents this. In that case, this lady's got lots of names. This gives the impression that Crooks is not important enough to sleep with the other ranch hands, and must be isolated and separated from them: giving him no other choice but to sleep with the animals: creatures that are on the same level of the hierarchy as him.
He has long been the victim of oppressive violence and prejudice and has retired behind a facade of aloofness and reserve, his natural personality deadened and suppressed by years of antagonism. I would recommend you open your essay by framing the attitudes of men at the time Steinbeck sets the novel and offer examples of this in the text. She feels that she is unwanted and no one cares for her so no one would need to know her name. Investigate the role of women in the main body of your essay and then conclude by discussing how effectively the author's view has been conveyed. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! This is also a place your parents can check and use to support you. Our Controlled Assessment task is to write an essay on how Steinbeck explores the differnet attitudes to women in Of Mice and Men. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
The quotes in paragraph 2 are more effective because… 3. So it don't mean nothing, see? What is missing from her life? He kept his distance and demanded that others kept theirs. I would appreciate it if you could give me some adivice on my essay. Evidence may be embedded within a sentence. A: From the description of his room which Crooks insists on keeping neat implies that fact that even though he has been degraded to the levels of animals because. Steinbeck describes all of his belongings, creating a strong vivid picture in the readers head.
Let me know how you do. I think Steinbeck conveys that idea by his description of her. However many of the men only see her as an object. Black, nigger, negro, coon, niglet, spook — All derogative terms that are used to describe people of an African culture. This emphasises the fact that he purposely isolates himself, as he is a victim of prejudice.