Essay on Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Notes and Questions
Please answer all questions on a separate page.

Of Mice and Men

Reading Notes: Chapter One (pgs. 1–16)

Introduction While reading Of Mice and Men, we will pause to make some observations. These observations are intended to improve your ability to see and interpret key ideas and events in the story. Write your responses to these questions on a separate sheet of paper as you read. It’s fine to type your responses if you prefer. Responses to each question should be thorough, not just a few words or single sentence.

1. Generate a list of five words that describe Lenny. After making the list, choose the one word you think best describes him, then explain why, using
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The answer cannot be pointed to on the page but must be inferred from other details in the story. An example from The Odyssey would be, “How would you characterize the relationship between Odysseus and his men?”
Of Mice and Men Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Notes and Questions
Please answer all questions on a separate page.

Of Mice and Men

Reading Notes: Chapter Two (pgs. 27–37)

Introduction While reading Of Mice and Men we will pause to make some observations. These observations are intended to improve your ability to see and interpret key ideas and events in the story. Write your responses to these questions on a separate sheet of paper as you read. It’s fine to type your responses if you prefer. Responses to each question should be thorough, not just a few words or single sentence.

1. Characterize: Describe Curley’s wife by focusing on her relationship with Curley and the men.

2. Predict: Based on what you know so far about Curley, his wife, and the men, what do you think will be the main conflict in the story?

3. Connect: What connections can you make between this story, your own life, the world in general, or other texts you have read? Explain them in detail.

4. Connect: How might you compare the relationship between Lennie and George and Candy and his old dog? (See page 36.)

5. Infer: On pages 27–37, the mood of the story changes. Generate several words to describe the mood in the story in the beginning and at the end

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