In-class Essay Writing
Kind of Activity:
to create a thesis and develop a thorough argument, using evidence from the text, to support the thesis
The students should select one of the characters featured in this section: Crooks, Candy, Lennie or Curley's wife. Which of these characters has most cause to be unhappy, and why? Which of these reasons are external (out of the control of the character) and which are internal (due to the character's personal attributes or attitude toward life)? What could this character plausibly do in order to change his or her situation?
The essay should be five paragraphs in length: introduction, three...
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