How does steinbeck use language to convey.....?

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Hey guys, i have an english exam tommorow and i was just going throough some past papers. i found this question, and i was basically like wtf. i dont understand the question. any help would be great! thankies! :)

Posted Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 20:16 by priya777

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To convey what? If its how does Steinbeck use language to convey the character of Crooks. You would comment on racial language used "******" and state how this is realistic language of the 1930s, as it was a very racist time. Hope this helps. 

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 21:00 by Erika Pickard
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ohh thankyou xD it made it a bit more clearer xD thanks Erika xD we were just doing a past paper in school, and thats basically all i rembered xD i think i was crooks mabey xD 

umm so what else could u write about there? so what people call the character, and, could u write about things like living conditions, 

i actually have no clue ;/ my teacher was also saying things about naturalistic dialouge, which it kinda like dialetc right?  im quite stuck on answering this question :/ 

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 21:39 by priya777
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Language wise, comment on realism of the language, "******" and "tart" for curley's wife, also the the word "tart" shows the status of women and how life was liek for them in the 1930s.

Mention how Steinbeck's use of writing is quite simple, as he wants to give the impression the character's are speaking for themselves.

Steinbeck also uses character's names to tell us more. E.g Lennie Small, this is ironic Lennie is huge. but the small represents his childlike nature and vulnerability. He is physically strong, mentally a child. 

Curley's wife has no name - shows she has no identity. Same with Candy's dog. 

Anything else? Sorry I didn't reply earlier, it didn't show me that you replied. Hope this is helpful

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 14:57 by Erika Pickard
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If your character is crooks, then you could link him with racial segregation of the 1930's.

Like write how he lives alone and how he can't play cards with all the other men because he is black. And how he labelled a ****** and that the boss can pick on him so easily also curleys wife, because in chap 4 she says how she could easily get him lynched without trial.

Im doing my controlled assesment soon on crooks :)

hope this was helpful :D

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 16:51 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR