Of mice and men

Identify and give the physical description of Lennie and George. George: Small, quick, dark of face, restless eyes, sharp and strong features. Lennie: huge, shapeless of face, large pale eyes, wide sloping shoulders, walked heavily, dragging his feet like a bear drags his paws. Arms hung loosely, did not swing at his sides.
What was George’s first complaint to Lennie? “don’t drink so much!”
What trouble did George and Lennie have in Weed? They had to run from the law–really the guys of the town.
What was in Lennie’s pocket? Why does he have it? Dead mouse. He likes to pet it.
George bursts into a long speech about what he could do if he were alone. What could he do? Live easy. Have a girl. Get a job and work without trouble. Spend his money on whatever, gamble, drink.
Lennie offers to go away and live in a cave. What is George’s response? How’d you eat…I’ll get you a pup
Why are George and Lennie different from other “guys like us that work on ranches”? They have a future. They care about each other.
What are George and Lennie going to do someday? Have a little house and land and animals and live off the fatta the lan.
What things does George want Lennie to remember? “I ain’t gonna say a word””Hide in the bush till I come for you”
Why did George want to camp overnight instead of going another quarter mile to the ranch? He likes where they are and he knows that they will have to do hard work.
What does George answer when the boss asks what he is trying to put over? “Oh! I ain’t saying he’s bright” Just a good worker.
Identify and describe Curley. thin, young, brown face, brown eyes, head of tightly curled hair. pugnacious. lightweight. scrappy. Boss’s son.
The swamper said, ” seem slike curley ain’t giving nobody a chance” Explain. To be better than him. to win.
What advice does George giv eLennie after Curley and the swamper leave? Avoid him, don’t speak to him.
Indetify slim and Carlson: Slim: tall, long black hair, wore denim, jerkline skinner, prince of ranch, capable of driving 20 mules with a single line to the leaders, capable of killing a fly with a whip w/o touching the mule. Authority, ageless. Serene. Wise. Carlson- powerful, big-stomached.
What does Slim have the Lennie wants? PUPS
Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it’s funny how George and Lennie go around together. What is George’s answer? “What’s funny about it?”
Identify Candy. the swamper from the beginning
What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why? Shoot Candy’s dog. He smell s bad because he wets himself. He has rheumatism and no teeth. Carlson wants to put the dog out of his misery and be able to breathe. Mostly breathe..xD
What card game does George play? solitaire.
Describe Curley’s Wife. What’s her problem? Pretty, made-up, slutty, she can’t keep away from the guys!! she’s lonely. JAIL BAIT.
What will Lennie’s job be when he and George get their land? Feed alfalfa to the rabbits. Tend to them.
What does Candy want when he hears about George and Lenni’s plan? What is he willing to contribute? cook, tend chickens, hoe the garden. Put $350 in. Leave everything in his will to them.
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.
Identify Crooks. Negro Stable Buck
Lennie tells Crooks about the land. What is his first reply? “Set down, set down on the nailkeg”
What does Crooks want when he believes that there might really be land? To work for his keep and stay with them.
Why did Curley’s wife come to the barn? Looking for Curley, but company really.
Why did Crooks change his mind after Curley’s wife left? she embarrassed him by threatening him. He wants to cling to the few rights he has.
What happened to Lennie’s puppy? What was his reaction? It died. Super depressed. Then angry, and sad again.
Why did Curley’s wife come to see Lennie? She’s lonely and she knows he’s weak.
What did Curley’s wife confide in Lennie? That she wanted to be an actress but her mom said she was too young. She’s unhappy with the way she’s living. “I DON’T LIKE CURLEY”
Why did Lennie killl Curley’s wife? she scared him, he didn’t want her to scream and get him in trouble.
What was George’s reaction when he found out about Curley’s wife’s death? cold, hopeless
What was Curley’s reaction to his wife’s death? furious, revengeful
How and why did George kill Lennie? with Carlson’s Luger, shot him in the back of the head. He didn’t want Curley to hurt him or for Lennie to go to jail.
Who was the only one who understood what George did? Slim
Would George ever get a piece of land? NO 🙁

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