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English 1st Half Final Study Guide
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Big, slow man; Dilligent worker; George takes care of him. Childish mind.
Small man, cares for Lennie, working to get money to buy a farm. Intelligent.
Ranch worker with leadership. Understands Lennie and George's situation.
Lonely ranch worker who is missing a hand. Going to live with George and Lennie.
Only woman on the ranch. Very flirtious.
black stable-hand, crooked back from an accident, isolated because of race, wants to join the farm group
Boss' son, small, insecure, mean, abusive of power. Wears boot heels.
Brave warrior, husband, wantss to become king. Deception and steaming. Becomes ambitious later on.
Egocentric, doesn't care to kill. Wife of Macbeth and wants to be queen. Manipulative.
King of Scotland, murdered by Macbeth
The brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches' prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne. Loyal.
Evil. Ove to see people get what they deserve. Kind of creepy. Prediction.
Assistant to the king. Complete loyalty to the king. A bit arrogant, trusting.
What is the setting of Of Mice and Men
Soledad, California. 1930's
How are Lennie and George described in the novel?
As opposites. Lennie being 'big and slow' and George being clever but quick to anger.
What trouble did George and Lennie have in Weed?
They had to run from the law. Lennie got into trouble after grabbing a lady's dress
Explain the connection between Lennie's mouse and what happened in Weed
Lennie likes to stroke soft things. When he stroke the mouse, he did it too hard and killed it. When he grabbed the girl's dress, it scared her and she screamed. Lennie isn't very delicate.
Why does George tell Lennie to remain quiet when they meet the boss at the ranch?
So the boss doesnt notice that Lennie is slow.
What is the story George tells Lennie about the future?
That they will live together and care for each other. He tells Lennie about the rabbits, and promises that nobody will ever be mean to him again. He ends with his dream of having their own farm.
How are George and Lennie different than the other ranch workers?
Each one has the other to look out for.
Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men
"Lennie- if you jus' happen to get in trouble lie you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush.", George tells us that Lennie will get in trouble sometime during the story, "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog." Candy shows us why George shot Lennie, "That mouse aint fresh Lennie; and besides you've broke it pettin' it." George tells us that Lennie might hurt something, "Jus' wanted to feel that girl's dress- jus' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse- Well, how the hell did she know you jus' wanted to feel her dress? Lennie just played with a girl's dress and George said not to do that, leads us to believe that he will get in trouble later
What evidence do we have that suggests that the boss is not a working man?
The boss wears high-heeled boots and spurs.
What advice does George give Lennie after Curley and the swamper leave?
George tells Lennie to stay away from Curley, that he is nothing but trouble. Lennie replies that he doesn't like this place, and he was to leave.
Why does Carlson suggest shooting Candy's dog? How does Candy respond?
The dog is old, smells bad, has no teeth, etc. The dog is getting close to death and Carlson wants to put it out of its misery. Candy replies saying that he has had the dog for too many years to kill it.
What does Slim have that Lennie wants?
What happened that made George want to change the way he treated Lennie?
He told Lennie to jump into a lake even though he couldn't swim, and he did it, almost drowning.
Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What happened?
He thought Lennie was laughing at him, but Lennie was just smiling about the dream ranch. Curley beat the crap outta Lennie, and then Lennie finally listened to George and grabbed Curley's first. He held on and crushed it. Slim makes a deal with Curley to he won't get Lennie and George fired. Hand caught in machine lie.
Who is the only one who really understands what George did?
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears that Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald?
A valiant cousin, worthy gentleman. Brave
What is the prediction that the witches make in Act 1 Scene 3?
Macbeth will become thane of Glamis, saying of Cawdor, and king of Scotland.
After Lady Macbeth reads the letter, what does she tell us is her opinion of Macbeth, and how does she plan to help him?
In short, Lady Macbeth thinks Macbeth could be a good king, but he lacks the hard-heartedness which would allow him to get to the position. She'll talk him into it.
What are Macbeth's arguments to himself against killing Duncan?
Macbeth is Duncan's kinsman and subject. Duncan is a good and popular king; his death would bring sorrow to Scotland.
What are Lady Macbeth's counter arguments?
She tells him not to be a coward. She also tells him to be a man and get what he wants. She says if she has made the promise to do this, she would kill her own baby to carry forth that promise.
What excuse does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself?
He looked to much like her Father
Why won't Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
Because he felt guilty for what he did.
Macduff says, "Oh, gentle lady, 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak. The repetition, in a woman's ear, Would murder as it fell." What is ironic about this?
She was part of the murder and told Macbeth to do it.
What excuse did Macbeth give for killing the guards? What is the real reason?
He said that he killed them out of rage over the killing of the king but he actually killed them so they wouldn't have been able to protect the king and serve as witnesses.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave?
They fear that the king's murderer will be after them, too.
Why does Ross not believe Malcolm and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan's murder?
Ross doesn't believe that Duncan's children did it because it is against Nature.
Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead?
He knows they suspect him. He is furious that he has done the work to become king, and Banquo's descendants will benefit.
Who did Macbeth see at the banquet table?
How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banquet? What excuses does she give for his wild talk?
She tells the guests that he is ill and he has been having these fits since he was a boy. She tells the guests to ignore it and that they should continue on with their meal.
What four things did the witches show Macbeth? What does each show/say? What is Macbeth's reaction?
They show him an armed head, a bloody child, a crowned child with a tree in its hand, and, finally, eight kings followed by Banquo's ghost. Respectively, they show/foretell Macbeth to beware of Macduff, that he will not be harmed by anyone "born of woman," that he will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane (the woods moves up the hill to the castle), and that Banquo's descendants would be kings. Macbeth believes the first three show him to be invincible, but he definitely doesn't like the one about Banquo. He pretty much decides to deal with this problem of his family line.
What trick does Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army?
He has his men cut off tree branches and use them as camouflage.
What is Macbeth's reaction to Lady Macbeth's death?
He takes it very calmly, saying she would have died sooner or later, anyway.
Who first fights Macbeth? What happens?
Young Siward fights Macbeth and is slain.
When does Macbeth know he's in trouble?
when Macduff tells him he was taken from his mother's womb
instead of being "born of woman."
How does Macbeth die?
Macduff fights him and beheads him.
Who will be King of Scotland?
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