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    (Original post by adam271)
    Soledad, the town they was in at the start in Spanish means solitude and loneliness.

    Mentioning this always seems to be worth a few marks as people often forget it.
    Maybe you could mention that Lennie and George started in loneliness and solitude and ended alone, in solitude: this is writing technique in which the writer goes full circle etc etc...

    Has your teacher told you what are the likely questions you will be asked? From what I remember, most teachers could easily predict what questions would crop up.
    Thanks for the info My teachers didn't tell me but someone above in this thread says Curley's wife could come up.
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    (Original post by Salvatore8)
    Glad i was of Help!
    Tutuion, no. But i could consider it.. aha
    Explain to me what you mean By short Stories? you Mean have i written any??- if so, i have.. but if that's not what you meant- Let me know!
    The Aqa Anthology- they have short stories and 2 questions on 2 different stories come up and you must pick one question to answer , there is a part A and B, part b where you link it to another story, maybe you didn't do this, like my cousin? So you must answer 2 q's the Of mice and Men and the short stories
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    I am dreading this exam
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    mine is on tuesday also! there are quite a few revision notes all over google, but if you want some you can add to try going to http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/cu...aturepaper.htm
    hope this helps a bit! it did for me!
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    What exam board are you on? Here's a few notes on Lennie I just made to email my friend to help her. There's obviously so much more I could have put, but these are the things she was struggling with. If you want more notes on Lennie/other characters then tell me and I'll make some to post up here

    Lennie & obsession with "soft things" - (mice, woman in weed, his puppy)
    - Foreshadows future events - Curley's Wife is killed when Lennie breaks her neck after stroking her hair
    - When he pets the mouse, he's doing something that makes him feel safe and secure - but also something which would be looked down upon in society

    Lennie & Strength/Violence
    - Lennie's aggression is innocent, unlike the others on the ranch he doesn't always intend for events to result the way they do
    - He doesn't want to cause pain, e.g when he crushed Curley's hand he says he "didn't wanna hurt him" - but George encourages him saying "Get im' Lennie", because of their relationship, Lennie is more likely to follow his orders and obey
    - When he accidently killed Curley's wife, he was more worried that he done another "bad thing" (killing the puppy, then Curley's Wife) and that George would be disappointed in him. His lack of sympathy towards Curley's Wife's death adds to the sadness of the event, and highlights how Lennie is more concerned for the well-being of animals then humans - it's as if he isn't able to identify a difference between the two.

    Lennie & The American Dream
    - America is supposed to be about 'the land of the free' - built on promise and opportunity
    - George says "I got to thinking maybe we would", demonstrating how Lennie's enthusiasm toward the dream gave him hope, even though in reality he knew the dream wouldn't actually be possible to fulfil
    - The American Dream itself is impossible, and the death of Lennie is symbolic of that
    - Lennie's death is symbolic that all good things coming to an end
    - George uses the dream to give them both hope for the future, once word spread the other ranch workers wanted in too - demonstrates the importance of dreams on a whole in the novella, and for those who lived in the 1930s Great Depression era in a similar situation to the characters
    - Lennie just wanted to "tend the rabbits" - nothing more - it was George who thought the whole dream up so Lennie is not entirely to blame
    - The dream was told to Lennie like a story, linking to his child like innocence

    Lennie & Other Stuff
    - Rel'ship with Curley's wife lands him in trouble, he tries to listen to what George said about ignoring her - but his curiosity got the better of him, and the consequences of her death show how one of his innocent mistakes once again lands him in unxpected trouble
    - Lennie's character is always associated with death - he uses it for comfort? Is life important to Lennie? Or is it that friendship, comfort, and things that he can pet take more of an active role
    - When people are of no use to society, they are either experience discrimination (Lennie's mental disability) or get mixed up in events that lead them to become killed (like Lennie) because of in some cases, their 'helplessness'
    - Lennie Small - he's described as "shapeless" and a "bear"
    - Write about his anamilistic features/actions
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    What exam board are you on? Here's a few notes on Lennie I just made to email my friend to help her. There's obviously so much more I could have put, but these are the things she was struggling with. If you want more notes on Lennie/other characters then tell me and I'll make some to post up here

    Lennie & obsession with "soft things" - (mice, woman in weed, his puppy)
    - Foreshadows future events - Curley's Wife is killed when Lennie breaks her neck after stroking her hair
    - When he pets the mouse, he's doing something that makes him feel safe and secure - but also something which would be looked down upon in society

    Lennie & Strength/Violence
    - Lennie's aggression is innocent, unlike the others on the ranch he doesn't always intend for events to result the way they do
    - He doesn't want to cause pain, e.g when he crushed Curley's hand he says he "didn't wanna hurt him" - but George encourages him saying "Get im' Lennie", because of their relationship, Lennie is more likely to follow his orders and obey
    - When he accidently killed Curley's wife, he was more worried that he done another "bad thing" (killing the puppy, then Curley's Wife) and that George would be disappointed in him. His lack of sympathy towards Curley's Wife's death adds to the sadness of the event, and highlights how Lennie is more concerned for the well-being of animals then humans - it's as if he isn't able to identify a difference between the two.

    Lennie & The American Dream
    - America is supposed to be about 'the land of the free' - built on promise and opportunity
    - George says "I got to thinking maybe we would", demonstrating how Lennie's enthusiasm toward the dream gave him hope, even though in reality he knew the dream wouldn't actually be possible to fulfil
    - The American Dream itself is impossible, and the death of Lennie is symbolic of that
    - Lennie's death is symbolic that all good things coming to an end
    - George uses the dream to give them both hope for the future, once word spread the other ranch workers wanted in too - demonstrates the importance of dreams on a whole in the novella, and for those who lived in the 1930s Great Depression era in a similar situation to the characters
    - Lennie just wanted to "tend the rabbits" - nothing more - it was George who thought the whole dream up so Lennie is not entirely to blame
    - The dream was told to Lennie like a story, linking to his child like innocence

    Lennie & Other Stuff
    - Rel'ship with Curley's wife lands him in trouble, he tries to listen to what George said about ignoring her - but his curiosity got the better of him, and the consequences of her death show how one of his innocent mistakes once again lands him in unxpected trouble
    - Lennie's character is always associated with death - he uses it for comfort? Is life important to Lennie? Or is it that friendship, comfort, and things that he can pet take more of an active role
    - When people are of no use to society, they are either experience discrimination (Lennie's mental disability) or get mixed up in events that lead them to become killed (like Lennie) because of in some cases, their 'helplessness'
    - Lennie Small - he's described as "shapeless" and a "bear"
    - Write about his anamilistic features/actions
    Wow! This is amazing!! thankyou soooo much!! you are such a life saver you wouldn't happen to have any notes on slim would you ?? thankyouu, this is really helpful!!
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    Haven't started revision yet but aiming for an A*? Pahaha, good luck.
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    What exam board are you on? Here's a few notes on Lennie I just made to email my friend to help her. There's obviously so much more I could have put, but these are the things she was struggling with. If you want more notes on Lennie/other characters then tell me and I'll make some to post up here

    Lennie & obsession with "soft things" - (mice, woman in weed, his puppy)
    - Foreshadows future events - Curley's Wife is killed when Lennie breaks her neck after stroking her hair
    - When he pets the mouse, he's doing something that makes him feel safe and secure - but also something which would be looked down upon in society

    Lennie & Strength/Violence
    - Lennie's aggression is innocent, unlike the others on the ranch he doesn't always intend for events to result the way they do
    - He doesn't want to cause pain, e.g when he crushed Curley's hand he says he "didn't wanna hurt him" - but George encourages him saying "Get im' Lennie", because of their relationship, Lennie is more likely to follow his orders and obey
    - When he accidently killed Curley's wife, he was more worried that he done another "bad thing" (killing the puppy, then Curley's Wife) and that George would be disappointed in him. His lack of sympathy towards Curley's Wife's death adds to the sadness of the event, and highlights how Lennie is more concerned for the well-being of animals then humans - it's as if he isn't able to identify a difference between the two.

    Lennie & The American Dream
    - America is supposed to be about 'the land of the free' - built on promise and opportunity
    - George says "I got to thinking maybe we would", demonstrating how Lennie's enthusiasm toward the dream gave him hope, even though in reality he knew the dream wouldn't actually be possible to fulfil
    - The American Dream itself is impossible, and the death of Lennie is symbolic of that
    - Lennie's death is symbolic that all good things coming to an end
    - George uses the dream to give them both hope for the future, once word spread the other ranch workers wanted in too - demonstrates the importance of dreams on a whole in the novella, and for those who lived in the 1930s Great Depression era in a similar situation to the characters
    - Lennie just wanted to "tend the rabbits" - nothing more - it was George who thought the whole dream up so Lennie is not entirely to blame
    - The dream was told to Lennie like a story, linking to his child like innocence

    Lennie & Other Stuff
    - Rel'ship with Curley's wife lands him in trouble, he tries to listen to what George said about ignoring her - but his curiosity got the better of him, and the consequences of her death show how one of his innocent mistakes once again lands him in unxpected trouble
    - Lennie's character is always associated with death - he uses it for comfort? Is life important to Lennie? Or is it that friendship, comfort, and things that he can pet take more of an active role
    - When people are of no use to society, they are either experience discrimination (Lennie's mental disability) or get mixed up in events that lead them to become killed (like Lennie) because of in some cases, their 'helplessness'
    - Lennie Small - he's described as "shapeless" and a "bear"
    - Write about his anamilistic features/actions
    Wow! Thanks would you mind putting some up on Curley's Wife and Candy please? They are really good
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    Not a problem - anything to help

    I already have a bit on Curley's Wife so I'll do her first, then I'll write something up about Slim and Candy later on/maybe tomorrow.

    Stay tuned!
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    What exam board are you on? Here's a few notes on Lennie I just made to email my friend to help her. There's obviously so much more I could have put, but these are the things she was struggling with. If you want more notes on Lennie/other characters then tell me and I'll make some to post up here

    Lennie & obsession with "soft things" - (mice, woman in weed, his puppy)
    - Foreshadows future events - Curley's Wife is killed when Lennie breaks her neck after stroking her hair
    - When he pets the mouse, he's doing something that makes him feel safe and secure - but also something which would be looked down upon in society

    Lennie & Strength/Violence
    - Lennie's aggression is innocent, unlike the others on the ranch he doesn't always intend for events to result the way they do
    - He doesn't want to cause pain, e.g when he crushed Curley's hand he says he "didn't wanna hurt him" - but George encourages him saying "Get im' Lennie", because of their relationship, Lennie is more likely to follow his orders and obey
    - When he accidently killed Curley's wife, he was more worried that he done another "bad thing" (killing the puppy, then Curley's Wife) and that George would be disappointed in him. His lack of sympathy towards Curley's Wife's death adds to the sadness of the event, and highlights how Lennie is more concerned for the well-being of animals then humans - it's as if he isn't able to identify a difference between the two.

    Lennie & The American Dream
    - America is supposed to be about 'the land of the free' - built on promise and opportunity
    - George says "I got to thinking maybe we would", demonstrating how Lennie's enthusiasm toward the dream gave him hope, even though in reality he knew the dream wouldn't actually be possible to fulfil
    - The American Dream itself is impossible, and the death of Lennie is symbolic of that
    - Lennie's death is symbolic that all good things coming to an end
    - George uses the dream to give them both hope for the future, once word spread the other ranch workers wanted in too - demonstrates the importance of dreams on a whole in the novella, and for those who lived in the 1930s Great Depression era in a similar situation to the characters
    - Lennie just wanted to "tend the rabbits" - nothing more - it was George who thought the whole dream up so Lennie is not entirely to blame
    - The dream was told to Lennie like a story, linking to his child like innocence

    Lennie & Other Stuff
    - Rel'ship with Curley's wife lands him in trouble, he tries to listen to what George said about ignoring her - but his curiosity got the better of him, and the consequences of her death show how one of his innocent mistakes once again lands him in unxpected trouble
    - Lennie's character is always associated with death - he uses it for comfort? Is life important to Lennie? Or is it that friendship, comfort, and things that he can pet take more of an active role
    - When people are of no use to society, they are either experience discrimination (Lennie's mental disability) or get mixed up in events that lead them to become killed (like Lennie) because of in some cases, their 'helplessness'
    - Lennie Small - he's described as "shapeless" and a "bear"
    - Write about his anamilistic features/actions
    These notes are lifesaving! I could do with a friend like you! ( Exam Board AQA)If you can could you please put some notes up on Curley + his wife, and Slim? (course I'd understand if you don't have the time )
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    I have uploaded a variety of notes/essays/poem notes which I made a year ago within this thread;

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2005587
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    (Original post by mia_hilton)
    These notes are lifesaving! I could do with a friend like you! ( Exam Board AQA)If you can could you please put some notes up on Curley + his wife, and Slim? (course I'd understand if you don't have the time )
    Haha, thank you! I've just made some for Curley's Wife in a thread that I just posted. Slim will be done shortly too

    This is really helping me with my revision, so I don't mind doing it at all!
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    (Original post by isp)
    I have uploaded a variety of notes/essays/poem notes which I made a year ago within this thread;

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2005587
    Wow, your essay on Curley's Wife is fantastic! Did you do these in timed conditions and everything?
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    Haha, thank you! I've just made some for Curley's Wife in a thread that I just posted. Slim will be done shortly too

    This is really helping me with my revision, so I don't mind doing it at all!
    Can you please guide me to this thread please because I'm dying to read your notes!
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    Create essay plans for the different themes. I found it easier for learning quotations if you specifically know where they go.
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    Not a problem - anything to help

    I already have a bit on Curley's Wife so I'll do her first, then I'll write something up about Slim and Candy later on/maybe tomorrow.

    Stay tuned!

    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    Haha, thank you! I've just made some for Curley's Wife in a thread that I just posted. Slim will be done shortly too

    This is really helping me with my revision, so I don't mind doing it at all!

    Thankyou very much!! Glad that this is helping you and not just wasting your time!! And you are helping many, many more people!
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    Here's the thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2006226

    It only has Lennie and Curley's Wife, but I hope to have Slim up by the end of the night?
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    (Original post by Zoelingua)
    Here's the thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2006226

    It only has Lennie and Curley's Wife, but I hope to have Slim up by the end of the night?
    Thankyou and whenever you have it, its fine. All of this is much appreciated
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    (Original post by cardigansandjeans)
    Thankyou very much!! Glad that this is helping you and not just wasting your time!! And you are helping many, many more people!
    It's no trouble at all - exactly that! I'm only doing what I would want others to do for me if I was in your situation

    (Original post by Dandaman9999)
    Can you please guide me to this thread please because I'm dying to read your notes!
    This made me smile!

    Here's the link, once again

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2006226
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Gonna give you a few things that I used

    Microcosm, the examiner loves you to use that word when you can put it into context! The ranch is a microcosm for the real world due to Candy representing such and such. It is a really nice ender to an essay!

    Crooks lives in the harness shack or whatever, it is shown to be holder black men and women down.

    Curly's wife is always wearing red and never enters the rooms where she is talking except for the barn. The red shows a colour of violence, of blood, or aggressiveness. She never enters because she is not wanted, women cause to much trouble in a man's worl of ranching. The only person she can relate to is Lenny because he is useless unless told what to do, and he doesn't have the intelligence to run away from trouble

    Just a few points I just thought of, I did it last year so have fun! The best thing I can tell you is that make sure you add context!!!! Once you quote from the book make sure you break it down into smaller quotes and analysis the smaller quotes.
    Any more absolutely wonderful gems like these?

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