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i need help as im writing my controlled assesment next week
can someone give me quates and explanations on sexism racism poverty and class differences. my question basiccly is asking explore how does steinbeck present 1930s society???plzzzzzzzzz help
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We did something similar in English today.

For racism you could talk about the segregation of Crooks, and how he's always alone because of his skin color, and treated differently.
You could also talk about what others at the ranch refer to him (N word).

This could be linked to how racist society was back in America during the 1930s, and how racism wasn't made illegal at the time, so black and whites were segregated and how black people were more likely to be lynched, which also links to Curley's wife and the way he is treated on the ranch.


I don't know anything for sexism.

For poverty, you could link back to the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Wall Street Crash in 1929, as many Americans were made unemployed, which led to being poor, eventually leading to poverty, resulting in many Americans living in Shanty Towns (Hoovervilles).
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[QUOTE=Grade;51533175]We did something similar in English today.

For racism you could talk about the segregation of Crooks, and how he's always alone because of his skin color, and treated differently.
You could also talk about what others at the ranch refer to him (N word).

This could be linked to how racist society was back in America during the 1930s, and how racism wasn't made illegal at the time, so black and whites were segregated and how black people were more likely to be lynched, which also links to Curley's wife and the way he is treated on the ranch.


I don't know anything for sexism.




For poverty, you could link back to the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Wall Street Crash in 1929, as many Americans were made unemployed, which led to being poor, eventually leading to poverty, resulting in many Americans living in Shanty Towns (Hoovervilles).



thanks sooo muchxxxx
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i need help as im writing my controlled assesment next week
can someone give me quates and explanations on sexism racism poverty and class differences. my question basiccly is asking explore how does steinbeck present 1930s society???plzzzzzzzzz help
Hey there's a really good overview of the key themes in this study guide http://www.markedbyteachers.com/stud...-mice-and-men/
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I did this last year for English Literature and ended up with an A* in this exam and an A overall

In an effort to avoid rephrasing what others have said; sexism is portrayed in this novella through the attitudes towards Curley's Wife by other ranch members - including her own husband. To begin with, the fact that she is the only woman in the whole story that is actually there (Aunt Clara is either quoted or Lennie hallucinates of her). Curley's Wife is the only woman - yet her name remains unknown - she is merely referred to through her husband's name, thus objectifying her and portraying her as a possession of Curley.

Remember to link this to the reader's attitudes and the superficially misanthropic society of Depression era United States.

Hope I could help!
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Hey there's a really good overview of the key themes in this study guide http://www.markedbyteachers.com/stud...-mice-and-men/

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[QUOTE=Waqar600;51548671]I did this last year for English Literature and ended up with an A* in this exam and an A overall

In an effort to avoid rephrasing what others have said; sexism is portrayed in this novella through the attitudes towards Curley's Wife by other ranch members - including her own husband. To begin with, the fact that she is the only woman in the whole story that is actually there (Aunt Clara is either quoted or Lennie hallucinates of her). Curley's Wife is the only woman - yet her name remains unknown - she is merely referred to through her husband's name, thus objectifying her and portraying her as a possession of Curley.

Remember to link this to the reader's attitudes and the superficially misanthropic society of Depression era United States.


thanks so much do you have any websites or note that might be useful

thanks again
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You're most welcome! I would recommend these for starters (as well as obvious ones like sparknotes)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...quality1.shtml

http://year10englishwoldingham.blogs...m-and.html?m=1

I cannot stress the importance of linking it to real life 1930s America and the influence on the author himself. (Steinbeck was born into a wealthy family but spent much of his time working alongside migrant farmers in the dustbowl)
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You're most welcome! I would recommend these for starters (as well as obvious ones like sparknotes)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...quality1.shtml

http://year10englishwoldingham.blogs...m-and.html?m=1

I cannot stress the importance of linking it to real life 1930s America and the influence on the author himself. (Steinbeck was born into a wealthy family but spent much of his time working alongside migrant farmers in the dustbowl)


thank you can you explain what is meant by the writers purpose as my question is how the 1930s society is presented.
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The writers purpose? I'd guess you'd write about how he intends to successfully reflect the harsh realities of 1930s America, and convey the real struggles that he witnessed migrant workers undergo..
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We did a similar thing and similar to what others have done. We had to do sub-sections on Lenny and how /why his disability was discriminated against, George and the sacrifices he made for Lenny, Crookes and racism and our teacher went on and on about juxtaposition and said it was the most important part of the book.
We also had to do a link up of how Of Mice and Men represents what life was like in the 1930s. In terms of quotes pick those that you think are significant and that something you can write about and explain why you have included it
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We did a similar thing and similar to what others have done. We had to do sub-sections on Lenny and how /why his disability was discriminated against, George and the sacrifices he made for Lenny, Crookes and racism and our teacher went on and on about juxtaposition and said it was the most important part of the book.
We also had to do a link up of how Of Mice and Men represents what life was like in the 1930s. In terms of quotes pick those that you think are significant and that something you can write about and explain why you have included it
thanks alot do u hav any notes that u used
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We did a similar thing and similar to what others have done. We had to do sub-sections on Lenny and how /why his disability was discriminated against, George and the sacrifices he made for Lenny, Crookes and racism and our teacher went on and on about juxtaposition and said it was the most important part of the book.
We also had to do a link up of how Of Mice and Men represents what life was like in the 1930s. In terms of quotes pick those that you think are significant and that something you can write about and explain why you have included it
can you give me an example with juxtaposition pleaseee:confused::confused::confused:
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thanks alot do u hav any notes that u used
I have my Of Mice and Men book somewhere, I'll try and find it. Juxtaposition was like: Curley's wife wore a red dress when Lenny killed her to represent the danger she was in...

Things like that are what I used.
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I have my Of Mice and Men book somewhere, I'll try and find it. Juxtaposition was like: Curley's wife wore a red dress when Lenny killed her to represent the danger she was in...

Things like that are what I used.

thanks great help
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