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Unit1 characteranalysis

  2. 2. 1.revere 11.mollify   2.contemptuous 12.unasser8ve 3.reprehensible 13.monotonous 4.belligerent 14.skep8cal     5.ominous 15.protagonist 6.confide 16.antagonist 7.derogatory 17.sta8c 8.bewilder 18.dynamic 9.indignant 19.stereotype 10.despair 20.infer
  3. 3. revere 1
  4. 4. revere 1 George had always revered the strength of Lennie, especially since he was small in stature. to  regard  with  deep  respect  (v.)
  5. 5. contemptuous 2
  6. 6. contemptuous 2 Everyone’s contempt for Curley was obvious; he was a good-for-nothin’ liar. a  lack  of  respect,  o7en  with   intense  dislike  or  disgust  (adj.)
  7. 7. reprehensible 3
  8. 8. reprehensible 3 Lennie’s action at the ranch was reprehensible, but his ignorance should be taken into consideration. deserving  punishment  (adj.)
  9. 9. belligerent 4
  10. 10. belligerent 4 Lennie belligerently shook Curley’s wife by the hair, because she would not stop yelling. doing  something  in  a  hos<le  or   aggressive  way  (adj.)
  11. 11. ominous 5
  12. 12. ominous 5 Curley bolted out of the room, and George looked ominously at Lennie. giving  the  impression  that   something  bad  is  going  to  happen   (adj.)
  13. 13. confide 6
  14. 14. confide 6 Crooks shared information with Lennie that he would not dare tell another soul; he felt he could confide in him. to  tell  someone  a  private  ma?er  in   confiden<ality    (v.)
  15. 15. derogatory 7
  16. 16. derogatory 7 John Steinbeck employs the “N” word not merely as something derogatory, but also to capture the true culture of the 1930s. expressing  disrespect  or  cri<cism   (adj.)
  17. 17. bewilder 8
  18. 18. bewilder 8 Bewilderedly, Lennie asked Crooks, “Why do you sleep out here all by yourself?” to  cause  to  become  perplexed  or   confused  (v.)
  19. 19. indignant 9
  20. 20. indignant 9 George was often indignant about the way others disrespected Lennie, and yet he was often guilty of doing the same. angry  or  annoyed  by  something   that  is  unjust  or  wrong  (adj.)
  21. 21. despair 10
  22. 22. despair 10 There was always a hint of happiness and despair when George told Lennie stories about them getting their own ranch. the  complete  absence  or  loss  of   hope  (n.)
  23. 23. mollify 11
  24. 24. mollify 11 They were mollified temporarily by the calm of the river, but George knew they could not keep running from ranch after ranch. to  put  at  ease  or  calm  down  (v.)
  25. 25. unassertive 12
  26. 26. unassertive 12 Curley’s wife noticed Lennie’s unassertiveness immediately and took advantage of this weakness. not  having  or  showing  a  confident   and  forceful  personality  (adj.)
  27. 27. monotonous 13
  28. 28. monotonous 13 During the long hours working in the field, the monotony would wear on them little by little. dull,  tedious,  and  repe<<ous  (adj.)
  29. 29. skeptical 14
  30. 30. skeptical 14 People were often skeptical about George’s relationship with Lennie. not  easily  convinced;  having   doubts  or  reserva<ons  (adj.)
  31. 31. protagonist 15
  32. 32. protagonist 15 Frequently, the protagonist of a story will embody the traits that we all aspire to possess. the  lead  character  or  main   figure  (n.)
  33. 33. antagonist 16
  34. 34. antagonist 16 John Steinbeck creates a belligerent antagonist that will foreshadow future events in the novel. a  person  who  opposes  the   main  character;  adversary  (n.)
  35. 35. static 17
  36. 36. static 17 Just as there are characters in novels who never seem to change, we too can remain static. a  character  who  remains   unchanged  throughout  the   story  (adj.)
  37. 37. dynamic 18
  38. 38. dynamic 18 Each one of us should strive to be dynamic so that we are growing and looking at the world differently. a  character  who  undergoes  an   important  inner  change  of   personality,  aCtude  or  beliefs  (adj.)
  39. 39. stereotype 19
  40. 40. stereotype 19 Stereotypes develop when we are unwilling or unable to look deeper than the single story. an  oversimplified  idea  or  image  of  a   person  or  group  of  people  (n.)
  41. 41. infer 20
  42. 42. infer 20 What can you infer about Crooks other than what you are directly told about him? to  discover  informa<on  from   evidence  and  reasoning  rather  than   explicit  statements  (v.)