“To know Curley’s Wife would be to love her…” A response

Guys, have a look at this great blog post. Don’t any of you dare offer the basic interpretation of Curley’s wife as simply a ‘tart’ – it’s not good enough. Consider why Steinbeck creates and develop the character in the way he does.

Miss O

English Teaching Resources

Driven by a feeling that students tend to take Curley’s Wife at facevalue, even when encouraged to think beyond the obvious, I recently set an essay based on this quotation by John Steinbeck. The PowerPoint attached seeks to address the whole quotation as a means of engaging consideration of a wider perspective on Steinbeck’s (and my) favourite character in the novella Of Mice and Men.

I hope to have time to deliver this PPt as a short revision lecture and will post a sound file if I get that chance.

Getting to know Curley’s wife

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