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About Lennie

The other men at the farm think Lenny is quite  stupid like George told them. But i think they like him because he is a really good worker,  and he do what he is told without questions. In the start they were suspicious about why Lennie didn’t talk but as the story as gotten further they accepted it. Curly is the only person that hate Lennie, but then he hates almost everyone. He don’t like Lennie because he’s so big, and Curley is small. The other men think Lennie is like a child, or mentaly incapable.

March 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Of Mice and Men

I know that George and Lenny have known each other for a long time, because of the things they say in the text. George knew Lenny’s aunt, even though she has been dead for some time. Actually she has been dead for so long that Lenny don’t remember her. George and Lenny has also been working together for quite some time, and they plan to buy a house together. You simply don’t just buy a house with a stranger you met at a bar or something unless you know him well. George also said that he’s watching after Lennie as he’s not too bright. When they are talking to Slim George actually say that they have been together for a long time. The last thing i noticed is how well they know each other, George knows that Lenny loves to stroke soft things, and he knows parts of Lennys family.

March 3, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1.  Which one of John Steinbeck’s novels won a Pulitzer Prize?
John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men

2.  Where and what year was he born?
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas Valley, 27th February 1902.

3.  Name three of John Steinbeck’s books that were made into Hollywood films?
The 3 John Steinbeck books that have been made into Hollywood films are: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and The Forgotten Village.

4.  In what year did John Steinbeck write of Mice and Men?
Of Mice and Men was published in 1937.

5.  What did John Steinbeck do during WWII?
During World War II Steinbeck was a war correspondent for the newspaper New York Herald Tribune. He did a good job, and was awarded  the Haakon VII medal of freedom because he helped the norwegians.

6.  What US President awarded Steinbeck the United States Medal of Freedom.
Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Steinbeck the United States Medal of Freedom.

7.   What is John Steinbeck’s Museum called?
John Steinbeck’s museum is called The National Steinbeck Center.

8.  How old was Steinbeck when he died?
John Steinbeck was 66 years old when he died.

9.  What does the novel “The Moon is Down”, have to do with Norway?
The Moon Is Down is much like the German occupation of Norway during WW II.

10.  Find out on the internet the two main characters “Of Mice and Men”.  Tell me a little about them and what the story is about  (8 sentences)
George Milton, and Lennie small are the main characters in this story. George is a intelligent and cynical man, while Lennie is a physically strong, but mentally limited man. Lennie love to stroke soft things like fur and hair, this often give him problems. They are 2 men that went to California to find work during the great depression. They dream about owning their worn land someday, but that dream is crushed when Lennie kills a woman by accident. He is also accused of attempted rape when he stroke a womans dress. He is beeing chased by a lynch mob in the end of the book, so George shoots him to give him a painless death. Lennie don’t mean to hurt anyone, he is just to mentally weak and physically strong and sometimes that don’t mix together too well.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Caught in a Vicious Circle

Grace: Grace is a coward, she don’t have her own opinions about things and only do what Cordelia do. She is mean towards Elaine, but i don’t know if she wants to do it or is just afraid that Cordelia might do something towards her if she don’t.

Carol: Carol is a bit like Grace, she is also afraid of what Cordelia might do towards her so she is mean towards Elaine too. She is also a coward and care more for her friendsship with Cordelia than Elaine’s life.

Elaine: Elaine was a piece in a “game” Cordelia played, and she had to listen to Cordelia all the time, which she did because she was afraid of cordelia. After she fell through the ice she thought a lot about it and in the end she left Cordelia and got new friends, something she should have done a long time ago.

Cordelia: Cordelia is a girl that think she owns everything, and that life is just a game where the people around her are pieces. She is mean towards her friends, and don’t care at all about other peoples feelings. She also don’t care if people get hurt, she said she didn’t know that Elaine fell trough the ice but she should not have left while Elaine was down there anyway.

Elaine’s mom: Elaine’s mom is a bit strict, but kind woman. She takes good care of Elaine.

Theme of this story: The theme of this story is that you should have your own opinions, and if your friends do something you dont like against you or others you should have the guts to walk away.  It is also about bravery and  cruelty among children.

What i like and dislike about the story:  I like that Elaine had the guts to leave her “friends” and get new friends instead, and i dislike that some people can be so mean as Cordelia is.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Huck Finn

I choose assignment 2. Now I am going to tell you more about 5 characters in the Huckleberry Finn book that Twain do admire.

Huckleberry Finn: Huck is a boy from the town St. Petersburg. His father is a alcoholic and his mother is dead. He don’t have a family to take care of him, but he’s not having a bad life because of that. Actually he’s having quite a good life with no school, and just doing whatever he wants all day. If he want to he can stay at Widow Douglas house too, as he and Tom Sawyer helped her get her money back from some thieves some years ago. Huck is admirable because: he is always trying to be nice to other people, he don’t like slavery, he is helping Jim escape, he don’t hurt others even though his father have hurt him a lot, and he is smart.

Jim: Jim is Miss Watson’s slave. Jim is a nice guy, although he don’t know too much as he never went to school or any other learning facility. Jim ran away from Miss Watson when she tried to sell him to some slave trader. Later he teamed up with Huck and they both ran away from St. Petersburg to save Jim’s life and get him out of slavery. In he end of the book Jim is freed from his slavery and becomes a free man. Jim is admirable because: He always believe in other people, he is always nice to other people, he is smart although he don’t know much.

Widow Douglas: Widow Douglas is a old woman that lost her husband. She live in St. Petersburg with her sister. Some thieves stole money from her, but Huck got it back so Huck can live with her whenever he want too. Widow Douglas is admirable because she is nice to Huck, and everyone else.

Tom Sawyer: Tom is Huck’s friend, together they got Widow Douglas money back from some thieves. Tom is admirable because he got the widows money back, and he is a good friend to Huck.

Miss Watson: Miss Watson is a strict woman, she is Widow Douglas sister. She wants Huck to go to school, and she also own Jim. She tries to sell Jim nut he runs away. In the end she let Jim be free of slavery. Miss Watson is an admirable person because she let Jim be free, and she only wanted people to be happy.

Short Answer:

1: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in 1884.

2: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn can best be described as a classic novel.

3: Huck and Tom got 6000 dollars each when they found the money the robbers stole.

4. Huck’s pap returned because he wanted Huck’s money.

5. When Jim first see Huck on the island he think Huck is looking for him, as he ran away.

6. Jim run away because Miss Watson want to sell him.

7 and 8: You said we didn’t have to do theese so…. I didn’t 😀

9.  Huck discovered that Jim also ran away, and was hiding on Jackson Island.

January 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Mark Twain was born 30 November 1835.

Mark Twain died when he was 74 years old.

Mark Twain was a famous author.

Mark Twain had 7 siblings.

Mark Twain did not like slavery.

Mark Twain was a member of the Freemasons.

Mark Twain loved to write and wrote a lot of boks and newspaper stories.

Mark Twain was a vegetarian.

Mark Twain married his friends sister named Olivia.

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January 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Death in the barn.

I think Lennie is a good guy, but he don’t know his own strength and he is like a big baby. All he want to do is to stroke animals, but sometimes he stroke them too hard and they die,  which was not what he wanted too and then he get sad.

I think Curley and his wife should help Lennie by telling him what is right and what is wrong, but don’t get angry at him when  he do something not that bad so he won’t get scared when he do something wrong. They should also talk more to him and trust him more.

January 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fairytale

Once upon a time there was a Gangster who wanted to marry a woman; but she would have to be a real woman. He rode all over the world in his bling car, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were woman enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was angry, for he would have liked very much to have a real woman. So he eased his pain with drugs and random shootings.
One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the door, and the old gangster boss went to open it.
It was a woman standing out there in the hood. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real woman.
Well, we’ll soon find that out, thought the old gangster. But he said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a bling on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the bling, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.
On this the woman had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.
“Oh, very badly!” said she. “I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible!”
Now they knew that she was a real woman because she had felt the bling right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.
Nobody but a real woman could be as sensitive as that.
So the gangster took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real woman; and the bling was put in the “hoods” own museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.
There, that is a true story. Actually you can still see them in their “hood” cruising around in their cars with their blings.

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January 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Prepositions

I walked into the shop.
I turned the light off.
There is a blue car parked next to my house.
I walked past the shop on my way to school.
I found a treasure beneath  my garden.
Everyone like candy except him.
He entered the house despite the warning signs.
I like to be among friends.
I walked out of my garden.
I can’t go without you.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prank Call

Here is a very funny prank call i found on youtube. I guess the telemarketer quit his job after 😛

December 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment