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Of Mice and Men Stereotype Essay Assignment
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Assignment: Write a four-paragraph essay in which you compare a real person or another fictional character with one of the characters from Of Mice and Men. The comparison is based on two of three traits that you believe the subjects share.
- Correct MLA format for citations
- Introduction, 2 body paragraphs, and a conclusion
- At least 2 quotes and one paraphrase from OMAM with correct documentation (page number)
- Typed, approximately 2 pages
- Attention-getting title (MLA format)
Topics-Choose one of the following:
- In Insecure Bully: Select a real or a fictional character who, like Curley, has advantages that others do not possess but who still bullies others because he/she is insecure. Compare the two by selecting two characteristics that they have in common that lead to their insecurities and bullying others. Illustrate how they hurt others and the consequences of their actions.
- A Mentally Ill or Challenged Outcast: Lennie, an outcast because of his mental challenges, finds it extremely difficult to function in society. Select either a fictional character or a real person who is also an outcast because of psychological or physical issues. Explain how each is treated by society.
- The True Friend: George proves that he is willing to do anything for a friend. Choose another person or character who demonstrates the qualities of a true friend of one who is the opposite of a true friend (a hypocrite). Compare/contrast the person to George by providing specific examples.
- The Quiet Leader: Slim is the most respected man on the ranch because of his ability to listen and give wise advice and because of his compassion. Compare him to another person or character who earns respect simply because of his/her quiet spirit and patient attitude.
- The Settler: Life is full of unhappy people who never realize their dreams and, consequently, settle for something else. Curley's wife represents such a person. Find a modern counterpart for her. Describe the dreams of both, what they have settled for instead, and a solution to this problem.
- The Socially Isolated: Crooks is isolated from the other workers because of his race. Candy is isolated because of his physical handicap and age. Compare the two characters by focusing on the reason for their isolation; discuss who has it worse, and compare them to a real person or another character who faces isolation for the same reasons.
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A description of a writing assignment for identifying stereotypes in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and comparing them with modern fictional or real stereotypes.