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"The tragic story... is about the complex bond between two migrant laborers.... The plot centres on George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to the large and mentally challenged Lennie, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength." (Britannica, n.d.)
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
Students will understand that literature represents the lived experiences of people over space and time.
- What is Literature?
- How can stories and poems help us to understand ourselves and others better?
Of mice and men | LitChart Study Guide
Provides an overview of themes found in the novel.
Provides a description and background to the main characters in the novel.
Provides an overview of the symbols used in the novel to highlight key themes.
Of mice and men | Context, Characters, & Steinbeck's writing
Of Mice and men | Literary Criticism
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John Steinbeck's of Mice and Men by EBSCO eBook Publisher Permissions: Print/Save 100 pages, Copy/Paste Allowed, Concurrent User Level: Limited User Access (1 Copies Available)
Call Number: 813.52
Publication Date: 2006
Of mice & men, John Steinbeck by EBSCO eBook, Limited User Access (2 Copies Available). Publisher permissions: Print/Save 60 pages, Copy/Paste Allowed.
Call Number: 813.52
Publication Date: 2010
Of mice and men | Definitions
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John Steinbeck | Brief Biographies
John Steinbeck | Biography and work
Literacy [Australian General Capability.1]
The knowledge and skills needed to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities.
Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing [Australian General Capability.11]
Using strategies for reading and viewing texts, including using applied topic knowledge, vocabulary and visual knowledge. Listening for information and to carry out tasks and participate in discussions. Using strategies for comprehending spoken, written, visual and multimodal texts, including retrieving literal information and making inferences.