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Of Mice and Men ~ Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a text often used for GCSE English examinations, and it’s easy to see why, for this is a play which could be analysed over and over, and then analysed again! 393 more words


East of Eden by John Steinbeck

It’s a story we all know from the Bible. The brothers Cain and Abel try to please God, but when God shows his preference for Abel, Cain in a fit of jealousy kills his own brother. 477 more words



I have always had a fondness for words. I have, at multiple times, imagined what it would have been like for the first “talkers”! How they would have made up words and huge vocabularies to express their human experiences. 630 more words


You Don't Need to be Perfect

Today’s post is one which is very close to my heart. Recently I’ve been struggling with getting the balance right in my life: I want to study and be the best physiotherapist I can be, I want to play sport and be the best player I can be, I want to get involved with my local church and be the best I can be, I want to get involved in a local youth group and be the best I can be. 493 more words


Quote of the Day!

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”

~John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Cardón Cactus In Shades of Blue

Cardón Cactus in Shades of Blue (Guaymas, Sonora on the Sea of Cortez, January 24, 2016) — Image by kenne

“[…] it is a strange thing that most of the feeling we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which is one of the most prized and used and desired reactions of our species, is really the understanding and the attempt to say that man is related to the whole thing, related inextricably to all reality, known and unknowable. 116 more words


Disability in Of Mice and Men

On Edexcel’s International GCSE English Literature paper in June 2014, they asked the question:

“In what ways does Steinbeck explore disability in this novel?”

The question in itself got me thinking about a whole field of knowledge that would have been taken as read for the 1930s reader and yet for the 2016 reader, can be incredibly hard to understand: disability in 1930s America. 3,222 more words