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Of Mice and Men Study Cards
Lennie's killing of Curley's Wife
Foreshadowed by killing mouse and pup, petting soft things. Curley's wife was a flirt and she wanted to talk to someone.
Lennie's running from the ranch and hiding in the brush
Goerge makes sure Lennie will not forget where to go if he gets in trouble, wants to tend to rabbits
George's killing of Lennie
talks about how he could do better without Lennie
similarity by virtue of correspondence; Lennie kills mice, then kills Curley's wife &
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event; The places and people in the story relate to the story in the bible of cain and able.
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning; The brush is releated to the garden of eden and the ranch is reality or real world
the state of being friends; Lennie and george are friends and they struggle to gain a friendship from the other men
a disposition toward being alone; Lennie, Curley's wife, and Crooks are all alone throughout the story, things are tough for them and they seek help in each other
a form of trustworthiness; Candy is responsible for his dog and George for Lennie. Both freed of duty when shot in head
the time yet to come; Crooks said that people never get what they dream. Lennie was killed before the dream of owning a ranch with rabbits with Candy and George was reached
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place."
Spoken by: Goerge
Spoken to: Lennie
Plot: Before they go to the ranch and work
:This shows how Lennie and George are kinda different fromt he other guys and
2. "... if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush."
Plot:Before they go to ranch, needs to remember this for later
:After Lennie kills Curley's wife he must go to brush
3. "I don' like this place ... This ain't no good place."
Spoken by: Lennie
Plot:Arrived and ranch and met people
:Lennie scenced that the people at the ranch are not good .. foreshadowing
4. "Ain't many guys travel around together ... I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
Plot:Just learned about George and Lennie
:People are judging their relationship and Slim understands
5. "He ain't no good to you ... An' he ain't no good to himself. Why'n't you shoot him?"
Plot:Shooting the dog
:Said that the dog was more trouble and agreed to shoot him
6. "Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It's just in their head."
Plot:visiting Crooks' room
:Refering to The rabbit Ranch dream
7. "I planted crops for damn near ever'body in this state, but they wasn't my crops, and when I harvested 'em, it wasn't none of my harvest."
Plot:talking in Crooks room
:Black people were not respected
8. "Wha's the matter with me? ... Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am anyways?"
Spoken by:Curley's Wife
Plot:Taking in the barn
:she reveils he loneliness and how she feels about Curley
9. "Please don't do that! ... You gonna get me in trouble jus' like George says you will."
Spoken to:Curley's wife
Plot:taking in barn
:Lennie tries to warn Curley's wife about rabbits and not to get him in trouble
10. "A guy got to sometimes ... You hadda ... I swear you hadda."
Plot:after shooting Lennie
:George feels bad and Slim justifies the action
11. "Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?"
:Don't understand the bond that Lennie and George had