Chapter 3 of Mice and Men

What does George’s conversation with Slim reveal about his past treatment of Lennie? Georges conversation reveals that Lennie was adopted and George would take care of him.
Why does George trust Slim? Slim is respected for his skills on the ranch, good attitude towards everyone, and respectful manner of confidence. Slim was the first one to welcome ‘the new guys’ gladly to his team, and he speaks so kindly of Lennie towards George with an air of compassion that George believes that he would never tell anyone about the occurrences in Weed.
What is George’s analysis of Lennie’s attack on the girl in weed? Does it seem probable? George said Lennie wasn’t trying to harm her. It does seem probable.
Analyze Carlson’s reasons for and Candy’s reasons against shooting Candy’s dog. How do theytouch on the central issues of the novel? Carlson wanted to shoot Candy’s dog because it was smelly, but mainly because it was old, toothless, and overall in a miserable physical state, and Carlson wanted to put it out of it’s misery. Candy however was against it ah first, because he had been with the dog for so long, and it had become his companion to battle the loneliness of being on a ranch. This touches on one of the central issues of the novel, which is Love and Loneliness as Candy shows love to the dog by the end it’s paid and suffering, but himself has to suffer the loneliness that came from his loss.
Why does George decline Whit’s invitation to visit the brothel? When white invites George to go into town with the group of guys, George comments that he cannot afford to waste his money because he and Lennie are trying to put together a “stake”
Relate George’s description of the farm to the novel’s theme of a romantic Eden. The small farm will require “little” work, according to George. They will have abundant food to eat and rabbits for Lennie, a “heaven on earth”
Is it a realistic dream? Not until Candy offers his $350 for George to use
What comparisons does Candy make between his own condition and his dog’s? How does this reinforce the theme of responsibility? Candy is afraid of being fired because of his missing hand. he wishes that someone will shoot him. regrets not shooting the dog himself
What does Lennie’s fight with Curley show the ranch hands? What does the description of this fight suggest about the nature of violence? the men have great respect for Lennie’s strength after the fight and are slightly afraid of him.
Give some examples of foreshadowing in this chapter George tells Slim what happens in Weed; he warns Lennie not to kill the pup; Carlson demonstrates how to shoot the dog in the back of the head

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