Discussion of Conflict
Kind of Activity:
to examine the tensions in the friendship between George and Lennie
Divide the class into groups of four to five students. Instruct them to discuss at least three sources of tension evident in George and Lennie's relationship. These may include: the dead mouse in Lennie's pocket; the ketchup; Lennie's instructions not to speak; how Lennie restricts George's freedom, and vice versa; Lennie's action causing them to leave their previous place of employment, etc.
Then, the students should discuss how the men overcome these sources of tension to conclude the chapter with the...
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