GCSE – Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men –¬†English¬†Literature

It was a 3 hours long 25% of the overall grade.The main themes:

Loneliness Dream
George George is not lonely during the novel, as he has Lennie. He will be lonely afterwards, without his best friend. George and Lennie share a dream – to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. He is so set on the idea that he even knows of some land that he thinks they could buy.
Lennie Lennie is the only character who is innocent enough not to fear loneliness, but he is angry when Crooks suggests George won’t come back to him. George and Lennie share a dream – to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. Lennie’s main desire is to tend the soft-haired rabbits they will keep.
Curley’s wife She is married to a man she doesn’t love and who doesn’t love her. There are no other women on the ranch and she has nothing to do. She tries to befriend the men by hanging round the bunkhouse. She dreams of being a movie star. Her hopes were raised by a man who claimed he would take her to Hollywood, but when she didn’t receive a letter from him, she married Curley.
Candy When Candy’s ancient, ill dog was shot, Candy has nothing left. He delayed killing the dog, even though he knew deep down that it was the best thing, as he dreaded losing his long-time companion. Candy joins George and Lennie’s plan of owning a piece of land. His savings make the dream actually possible to achieve.
Crooks Crooks lives in enforced solitude, away from the other men. He is bitter about being a back-busted nigger. He is thrilled when Lennie and Candy come into his room and are his companions for a night. Crooks dreams of being seen as equal to everyone else. He knows his civil rights. He remembers fondly his childhood, when he played with white children who came to his family’s chicken ranch, and longs for a similar relationship with white people again.

 

SCIENCE FACTS!

  • Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
  • Flea’s can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
  • The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
  • Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  • The world’s largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  • 100 years ago: The first virus was found in both plants and animals.
  • 90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a national monument & Cellophane is invented.
  • 80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.
  • 70 years ago: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.
  • 60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon was invented.

Question and answer animal jokes!

Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?
A: To get to the Shell station!

Q: Why did the chicken scientist cross the road?
A: To invent the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To corrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken IRS representative cross the road?
A: To bankrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To get to the car accident on the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Dr. Kevorkian cross the road?
A: To help the patient find the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Jim Morrison cross the road?
A: To break on through to the other side.

Q: Why do birds fly South?
A: Because it’s too far to walk.