Day 2

Of Mice and Men Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    The previous section took place at one location: the riverside bank. This scene is contained in the bunkhouse. Discuss the significance of this, given the novella's original form.

    Remind students that Steinbeck originally intended Of Mice and Men as a stage play. Thus, students should begin to think of the novella in play form. This is reflected in the simple and stationary sets. Characters move in and out of the scene, but the setting remains stagnant, which makes the direction of a stage play more feasible.

  2. 2

    Why are so many people apparently suspicious of George and Lennie's friendship?

    First, the discussion should identify which characters find...

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