Using Quotes From the Text to Determine a Theme and Steinbeck's Stance on Individuals vs. Community

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 10 of 15

Objective: SWBAT determine a theme by identifying and analyzing, various images depicting individuals and communities of people, and decide whether or not each image relays a positive image of individuals and communities or a negative image. SWBAT analyze different passages of the text in order to determine whether or not Steinbeck was painting a positive or negative picture of individuals and/or community.

Big Idea: What is Steinbeck's message on individual versus community in his novella?

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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
  75 minutes
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