Students are to research psychological disorders/conditions to determine which best describes a character of their choosing from the novel. Then, they must write a 2-3 page paper explaining the illness and applying it to their character. Papers will list the symptoms of the disorder AND examples from the novel that show their character is experiencing these symptoms.
There is also a simpler version of the essay in which students are given 2 disorders to choose from and they must apply the symptoms of either to Lennie.
This file includes:
- an overview of the essays
- a grading rubric
- an outline for students to follow to make sure they do the necessary steps for the final essay
- a brief review of MLA for websites, books, and online full-text articles
- a sample works cited page