Identifying Themes and Analyzing the Complex Characters in Steinbeck's Short Story "Johnny Bear"

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 3 of 15

Objective: SWBAT read John Steinbeck's “Johnny Bear” and demonstrate comprehension of character development and themes by taking a quiz and charting passages dealing with themes common to Of Mice and Men.

Big Idea: Is Johnny Bear another one of Steinbeck's complex characters? Yes, and there are many similarities to Lennie in Of Mice and Men as well.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, language choice, realism, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, literary journal, analyze details, historical context clues, historical background, Aristotle, quotations
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