Candy`s Dog

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Of Mice and Men
Chapter Two
5: Quiz
Quiz
Objectives:
• To consolidate understanding of
chapter two
Quiz
Answer the tasks below to show your understanding of Chapter Two
1. According to Candy, what did the boss do at Christmas?
2. Why is the boss suspicious of George and Lennie?
3. What is the name of the card game George plays in Chapter 2?
4. How many bunks are there in the bunkhouse?
5. Why is George angry with Candy when he looks over his bed?
6. What type of boxer is Curley?
7. What does Curley wear on his left hand?
8. Who wants Candy’s dog to be put down?
9. What is the name of Curley’s Wife?
10.What do The Boss and Curley wear which shows their authority?
11.What does ringing the triangle signify?
12.How many puppies does Slim’s bitch have? How many are drowned?
Quiz
Answer the tasks below to show your understanding of Chapter Two
1. According to Candy, at Christmas the Boss gave the workers whiskey.
2. He isn’t used to seeing men travel together. He thinks George is
taking Lennie’s pay.
3. The name of the card game George plays in Chapter 2 is solitaire.
4. There are 8 bunks in the bunkhouse.
5. George is angry because he thinks the bed is infested with lice.
6. Curley is a lightweight boxer.
7. Curley wears a glove full of Vaseline.
8. Carlson wants Candy’s dog to be put down.
9. Curley’s Wife’s name is never revealed.
10.The Boss and Curley wear boots to show their authority.
11.Ringing the triangle signifies that it is time to get back to work.
12.Slim’s bitch has nine puppies. Four are drowned.
Of Mice and Men
Chapter Three
What Happened in Weed
What Happened in
Weed
Objectives:
To understand how Steinbeck
develops the relationship
between George and Slim.
“What’d he do in Weed?”
What do you already know about What happened in
Weed?
Weed
Girl in a red dress
Read George’s description of what happened between
Lennie and the girl in Weed.
1. Why could this be significant to the novel?
2. What do we learn about Lennie from this incident?
3. What links the girl in Weed with a character from the previous
chapter?
4. Why do you think Steinbeck links these two characters?
5. How does Slim act whilst George explains what happened?
What does this conversation tell us about Slim?
6. What does this conversation reveal about George?
7. What does Slim say about Lennie?
Slim
What new information have you discovered about Slim?
Add it to your brainstorm from Chapter 2.
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Of Mice and Men
Chapter Three
Lesson 21: A Dog’s Life
A Dog’s Life
Objectives:
• To develop awareness of how
Steinbeck’s creates suspense in
Chapter Three
A Dog’s Life
Read the book up to the part where Carlson
shoots Candy’s dog.
This scene is full of suspense, but what makes it tense?
Tension
What is tension?
The dictionary defines tension as mental worry or emotional strain.
Tension is caused by the buildup of suspense. Imagine you are on a
rollercoaster. As the rollercoaster climbs slowly to the top of the first drop how
do you feel? Click on the picture.
In the scene where
Carlson shoots
Candy’s dog tension
is used to engage the
reader and amplify
our sympathy for
Candy.
What Happens?
Carlson takes the dog outside
The men play cards
Candy suggests that they should wait until tomorrow
Carlson complains about the smell of Candy’s dog
A shot is heard
Candy “squirmed uncomfortably” and says that he couldn’t do it
Candy rolls slowly over, faces the wall and lays silent.
Slim offers Candy one of his new puppies to raise
Candy looks to Slim for help but Slim offers nothing
Whit comes in and shows the men the magazine
Carlson tells Candy that he should shoot his old dog
Carlson refuses to listen and takes out his gun
Conversations are started but collapse into silence
The men look quickly at old Candy.
Candy hopelessly agrees
Candy walks into the bunkhouse followed by his old dog
Candy lays down on the bed and stares up at the ceiling
George deals the cards, conversation breaks out and the game gets underway
The silence is broken as a rat is heard scratching under the floorboards
Carlson offers to shoot the dog himself
Silence falls on the room again
Candy tries to dissuade Carlson from shooting his dog but he doesn’t listen
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Candy walks into the bunkhouse followed by his old dog
Carlson complains about the smell of Candy’s dog
Carlson tells Candy that he should shoot his old dog
Candy “squirmed uncomfortably” and says that he couldn’t do it
Carlson offers to shoot the dog himself
Slim offers Candy one of his new puppies to raise
Candy tries to dissuade Carlson from shooting his dog but he doesn’t listen
Whit comes in and shows the men the magazine
Candy suggests that they should wait until tomorrow
Carlson refuses to listen and takes out his gun
Candy looks to Slim for help but Slim offers nothing
Candy hopelessly agrees
Carlson takes the dog outside
Candy lays down on the bed and stares up at the ceiling
The men play cards
Conversations are started but collapse into silence
The silence is broken as a rat is heard scratching under the floorboards
Silence falls on the room again
A shot is heard.
The men look quickly at old Candy.
Candy rolls slowly over, faces the wall and lays silent.
George deals the cards, conversation breaks out and the game gets underway
Click here to watch
the scene
Climax
Very
tense
Slow
tension
Calm
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Draw a graph to show how tension is created in this scene in Of Mice
and Men.
Plenary
Explain how Steinbeck creates
tension in the Candy’s dog scene
of Of Mice and Men.
Use your tension graph to help
you.
Extension – Candy’s Dog
1. How does Steinbeck suspend the
tension of the moment in this scene?
Discuss his use of:
• Narrative flow
• Silence and pauses
• Description (sight and sounds)
• Symbolism and pathetic fallacy
• Verbs and adverbs
2. What is the importance of this incident in the
novel? What does it reveal about life on the
ranch? How does it comment on marginalisation?
What hints does it provide about events to come
in the book?
Homework
• To do in exercise books – write homework in the margin
• Due Monday 3rd December
• Part (a)
Write about the ways Lively presents an unpleasant
experience in The Darkness Out There.
• and then Part (b)
Write about how the writer presents an unpleasant
experience in one other story from Sunlight on the Grass
30 marks
From this week on you will be doing two questions a week –
one on OMAM and one on the anthology.
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