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Please proofread the following: It is about character strengths of CarlsonNot every...

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toungtwister | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted March 24, 2012 at 3:21 AM via web

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Please proofread the following:

It is about character strengths of Carlson

Not every character is a main character, but the character that helped in forewarning the plot is more interesting and appealing. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men took place in Salinas Valley, California during 1930’s. Carlson is a worker in the ranch where the main characters, Lennie and George go to work. Although Carlson is not the main character, he is one of the unique characters who helped in predicting the plot in this tragic novella. His movements throughout the story helped the reader to use imaginary skills to guess the plot beforehand. This made the story exciting. He helped the characters around him by showing them their beneficial way. John Steinbeck’s character Carlson in Of Mice and Men exhibited character strengths like hope and leadership.

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 24, 2012 at 4:43 AM (Answer #1)

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I didn't want to make changes to your paragraph in the question, so I am printiing an edited version below. I think the last sentence is a little weak. You might add a short sentence saying something like, "Without Carlson, Steinbeck's novel would be less (something).

Not every character is a main character, but the character who helps in forewarning the reader about developments in the plot is more interesting and appealing than the typical minor character in a work of fiction. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, which takes place in the Salinas Valley in California during the 1930’s, Carlson is a worker at the ranch where the main characters, Lennie and George, go to work. Although Carlson is not a principal character, he is one of the unique characters who help in developing the plot in this tragic novel. His movements throughout the story help the reader to use imagination to foresee important incidents before they happen. This makes the story more exciting and engaging. Carlson helps the other characters working with him by giving them helpful advice and setting a helpful example. John Steinbeck’s character Carlson in Of Mice and Men exhibits character strengths like determination and leadership.

Stick to the present tense when writing something like this.

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toungtwister | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted March 24, 2012 at 5:51 AM (Answer #2)

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Thank you for the valuable advices.

 

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toungtwister | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted March 24, 2012 at 5:53 AM (Answer #3)

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Can you please explain why he is determined

 

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