- You must refer to Steinbeck e.g. don't write 'Lennie is childlike', write 'Steinbeck presents Lennie as childlike.'
- QUOTE always always always and refer to the section, not the page number.(see next card)
- ANALYSE the text e.g. Steinbeck uses repetition/emotive/colloquial language.
- Describe the EFFECT o the reader e.g. This allows the reader to empathise/shocks reader/scares the reader
- Give DETAILS. Don't just say 'Candy is lonely'. Say 'Candy is lonely because although all the other workers would have soon moved onto other jobs, Candy cannot as his age and disability limits him.'
- Give HISTORICAL EVIDENCE e.g. 'This is typical behaviour for the 1930s, as women were often seen as inferior to men'
- Write about Steinbeck's PURPOSE e.g. Steinbeck is calling out for change/He is against discriminatin towards black people and wants other people to share his view.
- EVALUATE your points. e.g 'I think this is a more effective way because the language is so shocking
- Take 5 mins at the start to do a quick plan
- Remember your intro and conclusion
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- 'live of the fatta the lan' '
- 'You got me to look after you and I got you to looks after me'
- 'Had him since he was a pup'
- 'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. '
- ' if I was alone I could live so easy.'
- I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good.
- 'S'pose George doesn't come back'
- 'Lennie who had been watching, imitated George exactly'
- 'You keep your place then, ******
- (about Curley's W) 'rouged lips' 'red mules' 'heavily made up eyes'
- 'way a bear drags his paws'
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