1. I did a homework check to see if the students completed the assigned reading for OMAM chapter 2.
2. We filled out a portion of the character chart (in the OMAM packet right before the chapter questions). We will worry about the symbols behind the characters at some other point.
3. We discussed characters like Curley and his wife. When looking at their relationship, the reader will see that it is not healthy. In fact, Curley's wife really has no healthy relationships in her life, nor is she "allowed" to because of her overbearing and bullying husband. It is possible that she is not a "tramp", as Candy calls her, but is instead just a sad and desperate woman seeking attention. Since she is beautiful and she is on a ranch with several men who rarely get to see women, she sees her advantage - her hips, her shape, her voice, her body - and uses it to get someone - anyone - to talk with her.
Homework for tomorrow = Read chapter 3 and do the chapter questions.