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GCSE English (Of Mice and Men) Mind Map on Settings, created by Elizabeth W on 10/17/2013.

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Elizabeth W
Created by Elizabeth W about 6 years ago
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Settings
1 The Bunk House
1.1 Appearance
1.1.1 "a long, rectangular building."
1.1.1.1 Has a uniform appearance
1.1.1.1.1 doesn't have to look nice
1.1.1.1.1.1 "inside the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted." P.G 19
1.1.1.1.1.2 "In three walls there were small, square windows and in the fourth, a solid door with a wooden latch."P.G 19
1.1.1.1.1.2.1 seems like a prison
1.1.2 "Against the walls were 8 bunks, 5 of them made up...the other 3 showing their Burlap ticking." P.G 19
1.1.2.1 Doesn't sound like a nice place.
1.1.2.1.1 Not good quality - "Burlap ticking"
1.1.3 "In the middle of the room stood a big square table littered with playing cards, and around it were grouped boxes for the players to sit on." P.G 19
1.1.3.1 Is a sociable place
1.2 What happens
1.2.1 Fight between Curley and Lennie
1.2.1.1 Curley doesn't like Lennie
1.2.1.1.1 " Well nex' time you answer when you're spoke to." P.G 28
1.2.1.1.2 "He hates little guys." P.G 29
1.2.1.2 "He slashed at Lennie with his left, and then smashed down his nose with his right." P.G 71
1.2.1.3 "Curley sat down on the floor, looking in wonder at his crushed hand." P.G 72.
1.2.1.3.1 Curley started the fight but he ended off worst for wear.
1.2.2 The decision to kill Candy's dog
1.2.2.1 "This ol' dog jus' suffers hisself all the time." P.G 50
1.2.2.2 "I'll shoot him for you. The it won't be you that does it." P.G 51 - Carlson
1.2.2.3 "Take a shovel" P.G 54
1.2.2.4 Carlson convinces Candy that the right thing to do is to kill his dog.
2 Crook's room
2.1 Appearance
2.1.1 Is not just his living space it is his work space as well
2.1.1.1 "In it a range of medicine bottles, both for himself and for the horses." P.G 75
2.1.2 Is an isolated space
2.1.2.1 Opposite to the bunk house
2.1.2.1.1 Bunk house is a sociable space, Crook's room is an isolated space
2.1.2.2 "for being alone, Crooks could leave his things about," P.G 75
2.1.2.3 Personal space
2.1.2.3.1 "Crooks possessed several pairs of shoes, a pair of rubber boots, a big alarm clock and a single-barreled shotgun. And he had books, too; a tattered dictionary and a mauled copy of the California civil code for 1905." P.G 76
2.1.2.3.1.1 Has lots of personal possessions
2.2 What happens
2.2.1 The dream
2.2.1.1 Lennie and Candy discuss it in front of crooks
2.2.1.1.1 Crooks wants to join them
2.2.1.1.1.1 "... If you...guys would want a hand to work for nothing-just his keep, why I'd come an' lend a hand." P.G 86-87
2.2.2 Curley's wife
2.2.2.1 Curly's wife tries to find out what really happened to Curley
2.2.2.1.1 "Say-what happened to Curley's han'?" P.G 88
2.2.2.1.2 The men try to cover it up
2.2.2.1.2.1 "Got it caught in a machine." P.G 88
2.2.2.2 Makes Crooks change his mind about joining Lennie, George and Candy
2.2.2.2.1 "I wouldn't want to go no place like that." P.G 94
3 Weed
3.1 What happens
3.1.1 The girl in Weed
3.1.1.1 Lennie wants to feel her dress
3.1.1.1.1 Likes soft things
3.1.1.1.2 She is surprised and tries to run away but Lennie holds on
3.1.1.1.2.1 Lennie and George get run out of Weed
3.1.1.1.2.1.1 "An you ain't gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither." P.G 7
3.2 Why Weed?
3.2.1 is called Weed because it is represented as a horrible place to be
3.2.1.1 Like a garden weed
3.2.2 Name foreshadows that something bad is going to happen
4 The Barn
4.1 Appearance
4.1.1 At first glance, it looks like an ordinary barn
4.1.1.1 " One end of the great barn was piled high with new hay...At the sides the feeding racks were visible." P.G 95
4.1.1.2 Are features that could foreshadow Curley's wife's death
4.1.1.2.1 "four taloned Jackson fork suspended from its pulley." P.G 95
4.1.1.2.1.1 The hanging fork represents Curley's wife's fate hanging in the balance
4.1.2 "The end of the barn that had not yet been filled with hay." P.G 95
4.1.2.1 Where Curley's wife is killed
4.1.2.1.1 Represents an open grave, waiting to be filled with Curley's wife's dead body.
4.2 What happens
4.2.1 Lennie kills his puppy
4.2.1.1 He doesn't know his own strenght
4.2.1.1.1 Killed the puppy accidentally
4.2.1.1.1.1 "Why do you got to get killed?" P.G 96
4.2.1.1.1.2 Foreshadows him killing Curley's wife
4.2.2 Lennie kills Curley's wife
4.2.2.1 She is wearing red like at the beginning when we first see her
4.2.2.1.1 Shows the danger of her being around
4.2.2.1.2 Beginning
4.2.2.1.2.1 "Her fingernails were red...she wore a cotton house dress and red mules...bouquets of red ostrich feathers." P.G 34
4.2.2.1.2.2 "She had full, rouged lips." P.G 34
4.2.2.1.3 End
4.2.2.1.3.1 "Her rouged cheeks and her reddened lips." P.G 105
4.2.2.1.3.2 "She wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with the red ostrich feathers." P.G 97
4.2.2.2 She invites him to feel her hair
4.2.2.2.1 She struggles and he panics like he did in weed
4.2.2.2.1.1 Tries to get her to be quiet a he is worried than George will be angry with him for talking to her
4.2.2.2.1.1.1 Lennie doesn't see the difference between him killing the puppy and killing Curley's wife
4.2.2.2.1.1.1.1 "I done another bad thing." P.G 103
4.2.2.2.1.1.1.2 "I'll throw him away...it's bad enough like it is." P.G 104
4.2.2.2.1.1.1.2.1 He see's having killed the puppy just as bad as having killed Curley's wife.
4.2.2.2.1.2 Struggles because she is surprised by Lennie's strength
4.2.2.2.1.2.1 "and he stroked harder." P.G 102
4.2.2.2.1.2.1.1 "You stop it now." P.G 102
4.2.2.2.2 He likes feeling soft things
4.2.2.2.2.1 "I like to pet nice things with my fingers, sof' things" P.G 101
4.2.2.2.3 "Here-feel right here." P.G 102

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