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Strength and Weakness

Of Mice and Men

In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck provides readers with a multi-layered, thought provoking examination of strength and weakness. Physical, intellectual and emotional strengths and weaknesses are central to plot and character development throughout the novel.

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Character Analysis

The Writers' Workshop

When we study texts, character analysis is a key component. Characterisation - the way in which characters are described in a text - creates an image of the character for the reader. Join Australian authors Amra Pajalic, Angela Savage, Gabrielle Wang and Tony Wilson as they talk about the techniques of characterisation, narrative point of view and character function.

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Strength and Weakness

Of Mice and Men

In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck provides readers with a multi-layered, thought provoking examination of strength and weakness. Physical, intellectual and emotional strengths and weaknesses are central to plot and character development throughout the novel. This clip looks specifically at how this theme is conveyed through the characters.

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Context and Background

Animal Farm

Part biography, part history lesson, this clip provides an introduction to Animal Farm prior to studying the novel. Information on George Orwell's life experiences and beliefs shed light on his motives for writing this powerful classic. Allegory, totalitarianism and communism are explained.

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