Monday, April 5, 2010

Cultural Context: Who Has the Power?

In today's reading of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, we came across a situation where Curley's Wife noticed that all of the "weak ones" were left behind when the men went into town to drink. My question to you all is: What power do the characters left behind lack?

Choose one of the characters in this scene (Lennie, Candy, Crooks, or Curley's Wife), find a quotation that demonstrates their power or lack of power, and explain what this quote tells you about the power or lack of power that this character possesses. We'll share our quotations later and talk about the power structure of the ranch.

We're almost finished the book! Keep generating text connections and predictions--We'll see which predictions come true!

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