• Explore some of the ways in which Steinbeck makes the characters’ reactions to the dream of “ livin off the fatta the lan” so revealing.

  • How the reactions to the dream of “ livin off the fatta the lan” are apparent in the STRUCTURE of the novel.

  • Compile a LIST of the moments in the novel when the CHARACTERS REACTIONS to the dream appear. Arrange these CHRONOLOGICALLY, making note of the sections in which they appear.

  • Section 1(page 32)— ‘ Lennie was delighted’ Lennie knows that the dream is about to come into conversation hence he is delighted. It also shows that Lennie and George gain pleasure from just thinking about the dream. In this part/passage. George and Lennie are discussing how lonely ranch workers are and the fact they just work until they get paid and they move on; this leads on to the lead up the dream about how George and Lennie will be together. Even the thought of knowing the dream is about to come into conversation makes Lennie ‘delighted’.
    Page 33— George says ‘Nuts!’ when talking about the dream as he realises that the in reality the dream is achievable. At this moment he begins to change the subject of the conversations “ I aint got time for no more” and making the subject of the conversation now the beans and the ranch work they will be starting tomorrow “ what you gonna say when the boss asks you questions?’to which Lennie replies “ I … I aint gonna … say a word”.
    —> At first George says the idea in a dreamily way however before the shooting of Lennie he says it in a painful way as he knows it wont happen because of what is about to happen to Lennie.
    —> The dream is the motivation through out the novel and is the reason why they are going to work in the first place( to earn the money to make their dream a reality).

  • Find Short Quotations to reflect the progress of those ideas in the novel, and list any features of languages that you can identify here e.g figurative language.

  • 1)’Lennie was delighted… tell us how it is with us’
    2) Dream appears in the crooks sections, he has scorn then pleasure.
    3)— Section 3 Candy’s Reaction
    4)— Sections 4 Crooks Reaction
    5)— Sections 6 Dream contributes in a different way (George finds the dream painful as he knows he wont able to do it without Lennie or it wont be the same,however he speaks of it to Lennie to make Lennie happy so that Lennie has a happy death.)

  • Consider how these moments contribute to the structure/progress of the novel. You could comment on the way the mood associated with the dream alters as the novel progresses.

  • — Lennie and George enjoy thinking and talking about the dream however George knows the dream is unattainable but Lennie does not have the mental capacity to realise this.
    — The dream actually makes up the novel, everything revolves around the dream.
    — George uses the dream to comfort himself and to confirm his friendship with Lennie.
    — When Lennie discussed the ketchup he say things to George such as ‘ i can go away and live in a mountain or cave’ He does this to get George’s confirmation of their friendship and to get George to say ‘no i want you here’.

  • Explore some of the ways in which Steinbeck makes the characters’ reactions to the dream of “ livin off the fatta the lan” so revealing.

  • How Lennie and George’s reactions to the dream of ‘living of the fatta the lan’ are so revealing in the novel.

    LIST the impact of the dream of Lennie and George(hint: there are many effects of the dream.)

  • —The first time we hear about the dream, Lennie is made very happy especially when hearing about the rabbits, page 32 ‘Tell about what we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages’ Page 33 ‘How I get to tend the rabbits’. Because of Lennie’s limited knowledge and mental capacity he thinks the rabbits are the best bit, he’s almost obsessed with the idea of tending to and looking after the rabbits.
    — George uses the fact that Lennie’s loves the rabbit idea so much, to his advantage, he uses it to help control Lennie.
    — As well as Lennie, George uses the dream as motivation to get him through the novel and the dream lets him escape the harshness of reality for a moment.
    — Dream is happy at the beginning however is sad and painful at the end of the novel.
    —Just talking and thinking about the novel make both Lennie and George feel happy and comforted.
    — Lennie’s reaction to the dream is more real as he does not have the mental capacity to realise that it is quite an unachievable goal however George knows that the dream is unattainable but tried hard not to believe it.

  • Find short, relevant quotations to illustrate the above.

  • ‘ Tell me… Like you done before”
    ‘George’s voice became deeper’
    ‘We got a future’
    ‘An live of the fatta the lan’
    ‘George sat entranced with his own picture’
    ‘We’re not like them… because i got you and you got me’

  • List any features of language that you can identify here e.g. figurative language.

  • Explore some of the ways in which Steinbeck makes the characters’ reactions to the dream of “ livin off the fatta the lan” so revealing.

  • Other characters reactions to the dream of ‘ living of the fatta the lan’(focus more on the positive reactions)

  • List the moments when others are affected bu the dream.

  • Section 3- Candy seems really desperate to join the dream in order to escape ranch life, this shows just how harsh ranch life is for him and and how lonely it is too.Candy is attracted to the power of the dream.
    —Crooks dismisses the dream saying ‘your nuts!’ This shows Steinbeck’s cold voice of reality
    —Because crooks is ‘african’ he is seen as the cold voice of reality because of his situation at this period of time(he is more exposed to reality)

  • Find short, relevant quotations to illustrate the above.
    candy- ‘Suppose i went in with you guys’
    Curley’s wife-‘ listen nigger’ this makes candy feel inferior therefore ‘draw into himself’. Curley’s wife uses her power to destroy the hope of the dream because of her high status.

  • List any features of language that you can identify here. e.g. figurative speech.

  • Consider the effect the dream has on others behaviour

  • For candy it gives him the confidence and a new found self respect also it has helped him to a new found companion-ship.
    For Lennie, being able to tend the rabbits is all he thinks about so when this idea is challenged he takes it more to heart than George and his behaviour changes from innocent and sweet to slightly aggressive.
    For George, it helps him to escape the harshness of reality for a moment when he is thinking about the dream, it helps to keep him motivated to work for the money needed for the dream to take place.

  • Explore some of the ways in which Steinbeck makes the characters’ reactions to the dream of “ livin off the fatta the lan” so revealing.

  • Language used to describe the dream
    -Look closely at the way the dream is spoken about by the characters, or by Steinbeck
    -List quotations from the novel when the way characters talk about the dream seem particularly noticeable.
    -For each, comment on features of language that you can identify here. For example, think of the sorts of words used, the way Steinbeck captures accent and dialect and the structures used.

  • -Detailed / Lingering
    -The length at which the dream is delivered in long direct speech.
    -Repetitive use of ‘and’which adds on to the idea of lists.
    -Lots of list are used in the dream(find quotation/s)
    -The dream is so powerful it is seen to have direct speech inside direct speech ( they imagine what they are going to say as well)
    -The italics used in ‘an live of the fatta the lan’ shows the importance and the fact that its a well known and memorised term.
    -The contrast between how they talk about the dream which is very lyrical and poetic and the way they speak usually and when curleys wife dies which is very cold and aggressive.

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