Of Mice and Men Study Guide: Review the following vocabulary words: monotonous, derogatory, aloof, mused, and reverently. Know the meaning of the following literary terms: irony, symbolism, foreshadowing, allusion, simile, metaphor, antagonist, protagonist Think about the following themes found in the novel and how they are developed: * The importance of friendship * The disposableness of the disempowered or weak * The world as a cruel and lonely place * The pursuit of the American Dream Review your notes on the poem "To a Mouse" and think about how it relates to the novel. Why do you think Steinbeck chose to make an allusion to the poem by using a line from the poem as his novel's title?
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Vocabulary for Chapters 1 and 2 Quiz
Please view the documentary, The Great Depression: Boom and Bust in America through Discovery Education on your student portal. Make sure to take notes as you read.
Make sure to include notes on the following:
- Characteristics of the Roaring Twenties
-The event and day that marked the start of the Great Depression
-The consequences of the stock market crash
- The effects of deflation
-Rates of poverty and homelessnes during this period
- The natural disaster that affected the Great Plains
- Legislation passed as a result of The Depression and who crafted it.
- Effects of WWII on the economy
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