1. George and Lennie are bound by a common dream. Identify this dream and consider the following: Is their dream realistic? Do they both value the same aspects of the dream? How does Steinbeck use the other characters to further define George and Lennie's dream?
2. Now that we’ve read a few chapters of the novella, we’ve discussed how Steinbeck lays the groundwork for each chapter with a careful depiction of settings. He also uses local color- details indicative of a particular environment- to add realism to his setting. Write a short passage (in the style of Steinbeck) that describes, in lucid detail, a setting that you know well.
3. Click here to access a Quizlet review of Steinbeck’s characters. Play “Scatter” and complete a test for a grade of “A.” If at first you don’t succeed, take the test again.