Drawing the Bunkhouse
Kind of Activity:
to pay attention to descriptive details and exercise artistic skills
Of Mice and Men is structured like a stage play, with each section taking place in a single location. Carefully review the details of the bunkhouse - both the description of its appearance and the way it is used in the action. Have students discuss what features of the room need to be in the forefront and where most of the action would play. Whose bunks do we need to see clearly? Which doors and windows are important?
After the discussion, instruct students to draw their set design for the bunkhouse. For extra credit, offer the...
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