I know this is a big ask. But, Could Someone please Give me a rough estimate of what grade this essay would be because i have my English Lit exam on Tuesday and am not really sure where i am currently at.
Look at the role of Candy, Crooks and Curley's wife in the novel .
The characters of Candy, Crooks and Curley's wife possess significant roles in 'Of Mice and Men'. Also, there misfit status enables the reader to become aware of the diversity, which was present on the ranch and more importantly in the American society.
Firstly, we instantly adopt a negative attitude towards Crooks, as the name 'Crooks' has several negative connotations attached to it. This suggests that Crooks has been perceived as and labeled a crook, by those in a racially prejudice society, purely because of the color of his skin. This highlights the racial barrier, which Crooks was unable to overcome, as he found himself in an unwelcoming ranch where he was limited to life as a stable buck.Also, he found himself in an unjust society, which was simply tolerating him and his companions , rather than embracing them. Essentially, Crooks's role in the novel was to expose the frailties in an unfair society, where ethnic minorities were seen as being inferior to their white counterparts. This resulted in people like Crooks being isolated from there peers and left facing years of hardship and loneliness.
Secondly, Candy's loneliness is shown, when he reluctantly tells Carlson to 'take im'. Candy embodies the domineering theme of loneliness throughout the novel. Candy's reluctance to part with his dog shows that it was more than a pet to him. It was his sole source of companionship and enabled him to feel needed, rather than redundant, which was how he began to feel after his dog's death. This resulted in him trying to cling onto George and Lennie's dream to starve of loneliness, however this short period of hope came to a abrupt end.
This suggests that when human companionship is unavailable, we will seek it from any source possible to starve of the dreaded loneliness and that is exactly what Candy did. Vitally, the character of Candy empathizes that despite, his failings he is still a human being and should not be cast aside , as he is worthy of our compassion.
Moreover, Curley's wife is described as having 'red fingernails'. This hints towards an unhappy ending, as the connotations behind the phrase 'red' are generally danger and violence. This suggests that Curley's wife possess some threatening characteristics. This enhances the possibility of Curley's wife being detrimental to the welbeing of George and Lennie. Also, the close attention paid to detail regarding her physical appearance paints woman in a negative light. As, it suggests that Curley's wife is an idle individual who is able to obsess over her physical appearance , in order to gain the attention that she desired from the ranch hands. This shows that Curley's wife is utterly alone and her only asset is her subjective beauty which she tries to exploit, but to no avail. Also, Curley's wife's 'red mules' and 'red fingernails' inadvertently links to the wave of communism , which was engulfing America during the 1930's. Red was often linked with communism , therefore Curley's wife's association with the colour suggests that she was a victim of the class-driven American society. Additionally, her gender appears to be the reasoning behind her being unable to achieve her dream of being in 'movies'. This was what communism was trying to change, as it attempted to break down the social barriers. Curley's wife and Candy are symbolic of those , whose dreams are stifled due to social constraints, which they have no control over .
To Conclude, Crooks , Candy and Curley's wife all hold vital roles in 'Of Mice and Men' and are key components for the success of the novel and the delivery of the wider and moral messages of the book. However, personally i feel that Crooks holds the most significant role in the novel. He highlights an issue , which is not only evident in the past but the present, as racism is still very much alive in 2010. This implies that maybe society has not improved since the 1930's.
how could you include different interprettions in of mice and men quotes
This would be a B/A grade. There are still some of the criteria you're not hitting.
Check back to your markscheme and highlight where you have done all the things needed of you to gain the higher marks.
Like a B at best
Crooks is called crooks because he has a crooked back not because of his skin colour
Needs to be much longer
To be honest I said he was helpless due to the fact that he will never escape the racsim he faces due to prejudice being deeply embedded in american society. He hopes that he will be treated equally one day as he carries the Civil Code of California but in reality he can't, further shown when Curley's wife racially abuses him
(may or may not be intentional) but learn how to use commas appropriately