Of Mice And Mean Chap 5 & 6 Review Questions

How is Curley’s wife described in death? Why does Steinbeck describe her this way? Curley’s wire is described in death as “her reddened lips had made her seem alive and sleeping very lightly”. I believe Steinbeck describes her this way to show that, alive some people may be seen as dead on the outside, but when actually deceased, alive as can be, showing us how we are often deceived by what we see.
What events from earlier in the novel have foreshadowed the killing of Curley’s wife? Events that have foreshadow the killing of Curley’s wife is when Lennie killed the mice, when Lennie broke Curley’s hand, and when Curley’s wife was making trouble for Lennie.
What does Curley’s wife tell Lennie, which she has never told anyone before, and why does she choose to confide in him? Curley’s wife tells Lennie that she only married Curley because she didn’t want to stay in a place where she couldn’t get anywhere, and she doesn’t even like Curley, and she chose to confide in Lennie because she thinks he’s not one to tell for fear that it he does he will get in trouble with George.
How do the different men react to Curley’s wife’s death? What does this tell us ago their view of the woman? The different men reached to Curley’s wife’s death as though they were, of course, frazzled, but not sad as they felt she got herself into that mess. Their point of view on the woman is that she’s always causing trouble and getting herself into messy situations.
In what ways do the events in chapter 6 bring the novel into a full circle? The events in chapter 6 bring the novel into a full circle as it goes from Lennie killing mice, to George warning Lennie that Curley’s wife is trouble, to Curley’s wife stirring the pot and getting herself killed.
Why does Lennie hallucinate, and what do these hallucinations portray about his thought process and character? Lennie hallucinates that the rabbits and his Aunt Clara are talking to him. They portray his thought process and character as they tell him he does bad things and isn’t deserving of his dream or George.
When Lennie says to George “Ain’t you gonna give me hell?’, what does he mean and why does he actually want George to reprimand him? He means that he wants to know if George will be mad and yell at him as he wants to be reprimanded this time because he knows he did something wrong.
What is the last thing George wants Lennie to know? Why is this important to him? The last thing George wants Lennie to know is that he isn’t mad at Lennie, and that someday they will achieve their dream. This is important to him as he wanted Lennie to know that, before he dies, he is reassured that his best friend isn’t mad about his actions.
Why is Carlson so confused at the end of the novel? How does this relate to the theme of male friendship in the novel? Carlson is confused because he doesn’t understand true friendship. This relates to the theme of male friendship as not many guys travel together and many are alone.
Do you agree with Slim that George had to do it? Why or why not? I agree with Slim because George is a friendly face and will show more mercy to Lennie whereas Curley would make him be tortured. Also, George has the ability to put Lennie at ease before his death.

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