This assignment is used towards the end of our study of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. As we progress through the novella, we discuss a variety of complex concepts, such as motifs and allusions. To reinforce the purpose of allusions, students work either independently or in pairs to assess the following graphic organizer. This is then used for further class discussion. This document allows students to full understand the author's purpose when using allusions and encourages students to identify the different types of allusions present in Steinbeck's novella.