I really enjoyed Friday’s discussion about Curley’s wife; there were some excellent contributions. Mr Hindmarsh enjoyed what he saw of it too. Well done everyone!
Your home learning is to write a definitive, individual answer to the question posed on Friday: does Curley’s wife deserve our sympathy? Make references to the novel, Steinbeck’s letter to Miss Luce (here) and the 1993 film adaptation for a fully-rounded answer.
An independent enquirer working at:
- Grade C will come to a judgment about Curley’s wife, summarising information about her from across the different texts.
- Grade B will evaluate the effect that the language used by Steinbeck has on your understanding of the character.
- Grade A will examine Steinbeck’s own attitude towards Curley’s wife and compare this to how he portrays her in the novel.
Answers in the comments box below, please.