Of Mice and Men Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Obtain and view one of the many film and/or television adaptations of the novel. What elements were changed? What elements are different? Are the themes the same or different? How do the portrayals of George and Lennie agree and/or disagree with your imagination of them?

Topic 2

The narrative puts particular emphasis, at the beginning and the end, on a pile of ashes. Discuss the symbolic value of those ashes. What does their appearance on p. 2 foreshadow? What does their appearance on pp. 106 represent?

Topic 3

What do you think the author intended by not giving names to either the boss or Curley’s wife?

Topic 4

Do you think George did the right thing in killing Lennie when and how he did? Why or why not?

Topic 5

Should Lennie have faced justice? Or should he have simply been kept away from other people to whom he...

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