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English 3 Final Review
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A large but gentle man with childlike mental capabilities. He can't control his strength.
Small, clever and loyal. He faces a cycle of repression common to all ranch workers.
An aging but hard worker. He lost his hand in an accident and fears for his future on the ranch
He is denigrated for his race and is physically isolated from the other men.
Nameless in the story. His lonely wife flirts for attention and is labeled a corrupting influence.
Setting Of Mice and Men
1930s in California, this story follows George and Lennie, migrant workers with differing mental and physical capabilities who form a strong bond.
George and Lennie's dream of owning their own land gives them hope, encouraging Candy and Crooks to enjoy.
The unlikely friendship between the two protagonists is at the heart of the novel, closely tied to themes such as compassion and responsibility.
The threat and reality of it haunts many of the characters and the sense of being outcasts shapes Crooks and Curley's wife.
The location of the first and last scenes; represents tranquility and marks the calm George chooses for Lennie's death.
Fixated on animals, Lennie's action are motivated by his desire to care for rabbits on the dream farm.
Author of "Of Mice and Men"
John Steinbeck, born in California, where Of Mice and Men is set.
Janie leaves Logan to marry ambitious store owner Joe, and together they build a successful community.
After Joe's death, Janie finds deep, thrilling love with a younger man called Tea Cake.
Janie and Tea Cake flee a hurricane, but when he's bitten by a rabid dog while saving her, she's forced to make a terrible choice.
Acquitted of murder after killing Tea Cake to save herself, she returns to her former home to peace.
Janie is raised by her grandmother, who convinces her to marry a farmer, Logan, at 16.
Janie searches for and finds her own voice of her own through relationships and change
Characters struggle to overcome emotions imposed by gender and race.
Janie's search for love occurs against a background of gender power relationships.
Author of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Hurston, grew up in Eatonville, Florida, where Their Eyes Were Watching God was set.
African American woman seeking love and identity.
Hardworking farmer, first husband whom Janie is forced to marry.
Ambitious store owner and mayor; Janie's second husband.
Third husband with whom Janie finds love and partnership.
Janie's grandmother; formerly enslaved
Janie's closest friend, hears her life story
An item or person that is "out of place" in relation to
a time period. One type, parachronism, occurs when
an object from ages past is insertcd into a future time
frame. Example: In a certain short-short story, an aba-
cus is used in colnputer programming. A second type,
prochronism, occurs when an object from the present
or future appears in a historical setting. Example: In a
novel about World War I, soldiers would listen to iPods
in the trenches.
A short, wise saying that portrays a general truth or idea
held by many people. Example: "One man's meat is
another man's poison." Another example, from Nietz
-sche; "That which does not kill-us makes us stronger."
The use of an older or obsolete word or phrase that is
no longer or popular in the culture. Exam-
ple; "You bring me, tomorrow early, that file and them
vittles" (food). From Great Expectations by Charles
An overused and sometimes trite word or expression.
Example: When George ()twell coined the term "Big
Brother" in 1984, it was a new phase; however, people
now often use it to mean they are being watched.
An expression that people may use in casual conversa-
tions but whith is too informal or full of slang for prop-
er English. Example: "But any kid with brains knows
that there've been some changes in science since the
days of old Mazer Rackham and the Victorious Fleet"
(82). From Orson Scott Card's Ender Game.
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. The opposite of dysphemism.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light).
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle)
a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox).
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
the idea that fate, destiny, or a god controls and toys with human hopes and expectations; also, the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small that the universe is indifferent to the plight of man; also called irony of fate. Examples. Crane uses the theme of cosmic irony.
a stylistic device that is most commonly used by storytellers, in plays, in the theater, and in movies. The irony is used as a plot device to create situations where the reader knows much more about the episodes and the resolutions before the chief character or characters.
occurs when the final outcome is contradictory to what was expected. Usually, the episodes in the plot of a story will lead the audience to expect a particular resolution or ending. If such an expected outcome fails and instead another contrary outcome occurs,
is the use of a naïve protagonist or unreliable narrator who continually interprets events and intentions in ways that the author signals are mistaken"
occurs when a speaker speaks something contradictory to what he intends to. It is an intentional product of the speaker and is contradictory to his/her emotions and actions.
a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions.
an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature.
a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
usually an object that represents an idea that is significantly deeper, although it is sometimes a word, event or deed. One example is a rose, usually taken as a symbol of passion or romantic love.
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