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What has George told Lennie about that he always remembers even when he forgets everything else?
Their dream of having their own farm and raising rabbits.
Why does Lennie have a dead mouse in his pocket?
He likes soft things, but when he pets the mice they die.
Why does George order Lennie not to talk when they get to the ranch?
George doesn't want anyone to know how mentally deficient Lennie is
What happened to all the mice Aunt Clara gave Lennie?
They all died, because Lennie pet them to hard
Why did George and Lennie run away from Weed?
Lennie was petting a girls dress, and she freaked out and said that Lennie raped her.
What does Lennie want to eat with his beans?
Why does George say that migrant workers are the loneliest people in the world?
They go from place to place alone, and never really belong anywhere
What dream do George and Lennie share?
To own their own land and raise rabbits
What does George tell Lennie to do if he gets in trouble at their new job?
to go back to the banks of the Salinas river and wait for George to come
Candy is missing what limb?
his right hand
What evidence does Candy give that the ranch boss is a "pretty nice fella"?
The boss gave the workers a whole barrel of
What evidence is there that the boss is not a working man
he wears high heeled boots with spurs
According to Candy, what is Curley good at?
What is the general attitude towards Curley's wife?
People don't like or trust her because she is very. flirtatious
Tall, handsome, God-like
Why does Carlson want to shoot Candy's dog?
He says that the dog smells
What does Lennie want George to ask Slim?
If Lennie can have one of Slim's puppies.
According to George, how did he end up traveling with Lennie?
He says that when Aunt clara died he got stuck with Lennie because he hit his head one to many times
What happened that made George stop playing dirty tricks on Lennie?
George told Lennie to jump off a bridge, and then George felt bad when Lennie thanked him for saving him
Who makes the final decision on whether or not Candy's old dog should be shot?
What is significant about the letter Whit reads from the Western magazine?
Why does George agree to let Candy come with them to their dream farm?
George agrees, because Candy has enough money to get the farm started.
Why does Curley attack Lennie?
Curley sees Lennie as a threat because he is big
Why does Curley not to get Lennie fired for crushing his hand?
What punishment does Lennie fear he will get for hurting Curley?
What reason does Crooks first give for Lennie not being welcome in his room?
According to Crooks, why does a person need a companion?
What is Crook's initial response to Candy's account of the dream farm and what evidence os there that his attitude changes?
According to Curley's wife, why are the men afraid to talk to her when there is more than one present?
Why doesn't Curley's wife like talking to her husband?
What makes Crooks so bold as to confront Curley's wife and tell her to leave his room?
How does Candy finally make Curley's wife leave the barn?
What happened to Lennie's puppy and why?
Lennie's puppy died.Lennie was petting it to roughly, so the puppy tried to bite Lennie, and Lennie hit it and it died.
What two pieces of information does Curley's wife share with Lennie?
Why does Curley's wife offer to let Lennie caress her hair?
How and why does Lennie kill Curley's wife?
Why does George say that they can't let Lennie escape to live on his own?
What is Candy's greatest fear?
When George asks Slim about just trying to catch Lennie instead of killing him, what advice does Slim give George?
What makes the men think that Lennie was armed?
Where does Curley plan to aim if he shoots Lennie?
Who stays with Curley's wife as the others go off in pursuit of Lennie?
What scenes of death does Steinbeck describe in the beginning of Chapter 6 that parallel the events of the previous chapter and foreshadow the event to come?
How does the chapter bring the book full circle?
What two imaginary visitors does Lennie have while sitting on the river bank?
What is the subject of the conversation Lennie has with his first visitor?
What does his second visitor tell Lennie that recalls an earlier conversation he had with Crooks?
How is George and Lennie's conversation similar to the one they had by the pool in Chapter 1?
What evidence is there that George is having a terribly difficult time bringing himself to shoot Lennie?
What lie does George tell about the way Lennie died?
Says that Lennie tried to fight him off and the gun went off accidentally
What evidence is there that Slim understands what has really happened there on the river bank?
Both have the prefix "sole" in it which means "one" or "lonely"
The bank of Salinas River vs. the bunk house (descriptions of settings)
Salinas River = calm, serene, pretty, peaceful, a beautiful wooded area "at the base of the golden foothill slopes"
Bunk house = building where men sleep on "burlap ticking"
George and Lennie entering the story single file
Rabbits (motif and symbol)
the color red
temptation and danger
light and dark
horses snorting and halter chains rattling (Steinbeck's use of diction in Chapter 4)
code of conduct observed by migrant workers (unwritten rules or laws)
Themes of the novel:
Loneliness and Alienation
Race and Racism
Treatment of the Mentally Handicapped
The American Dream
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