Of Mice and Men Controlled AssessmentWatch
Some points can include:
- female inferiority / sexism: e.g. Curley's wife has no name and is a possession of Curley, refer to how Steinbeck gives her a flirtatious character - relate this to the time the novella was written and the difficulties in lives of female people, their position in society (prostitution - link to flirty character), lack of human rights compared to men
- Wall Street Crash in the USA, high unemployment, difficulties in jobs, etc (may need to research this more)
- white dominance / racism against Black Americans using the character of Crooks as an example
It's a brilliant teaching novel precisely because it packs so much into such a small book.