Mickey's life spirals out of control

In this lesson, we will focus on the part of the text where Mickey's life begins to spiral out of control. We will focus on the choices he makes which lead to this and whether he really has any power to make choices at all. This lesson references the use of a gun as well as mental health issues and drug use. If any of these issues are a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the definitions below is correct in defining ignorance?

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Q2.How could it be said that Edward is naive in the part of the play where he returns from university for Christmas?

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Q3.What question does Edward ask which reveals his naivety and ignorance to Mickey's problems?

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Q4.How does Mickey respond to Edward when he returns from university for Christmas?

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Q5.What message is Russell seeking to portray by showing how Edward is ignorant towards Mickey's problems?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

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Question 5

Q1.Which of the definitions below is correct in defining ignorance?

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Q2.How could it be said that Edward is naive in the part of the play where he returns from university for Christmas?

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Q3.What question does Edward ask which reveals his naivety and ignorance to Mickey's problems?

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Q4.How does Mickey respond to Edward when he returns from university for Christmas?

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Q5.What message is Russell seeking to portray by showing how Edward is ignorant towards Mickey's problems?

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Lesson 17 Quiz - Mickey's Life Spirals Out of Control

A quiz consolidating the key vocabulary and core concepts learned during our lesson on this topic.

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Q1.What is meant when we say that Mickey lacks agency?

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Q2.Why does Mickey seem to lack agency?

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Q3.Which character influences Mickey to conform to stereotypes of the working class?

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Q4.What happens to Mickey as a consequence of his participation in this robbery?

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Q5.Which statement best summarises Russell's message in showing what happens to Mickey in the part of the play following the robbery?

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Lesson 17 Quiz - Mickey's Life Spirals Out of Control

A quiz consolidating the key vocabulary and core concepts learned during our lesson on this topic.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is meant when we say that Mickey lacks agency?

1/5

Q2.Why does Mickey seem to lack agency?

2/5

Q3.Which character influences Mickey to conform to stereotypes of the working class?

3/5

Q4.What happens to Mickey as a consequence of his participation in this robbery?

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Q5.Which statement best summarises Russell's message in showing what happens to Mickey in the part of the play following the robbery?

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Lesson summary: Mickey's life spirals out of control

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