Of mice and men ch. 2

What does George answer when the boss asks what he is trying to put over? He says that he isn’t trying to put anything over, that he and Lennie travel together; they are cousins. He says that Lennie is slow mentally because he got kicked in the back of the head by a horse, but that he is strong, a good worker who follows orders.
Identify and describe Curley Curely was the boss’s son. He was a young man with a brown face, brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair. He wore a work glove on his left hand, and he wore high heeled boots. Curley was a little man, but he had been a boxing champion. He didn’t like anybody and was always picking fights.
The Swamper said, “Seems like Curley ain’t givin nobody a chance.” Explain this statement If Curley would fight a big man and win, everyone would think he was very strong and would congratulate him. If Curley would fight a big man and lose, everyone would feel sorry him and tell a the big man to pick on someone his own size. Either way, Curley would come out the favorite of the crowd.
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 wants to leave.
Identify Slim and Carlson Slim and Carlson are other ranch hands. Slim seems very reasonable and respected and tries to understand George and Lennie. Carlson is later responsible for killing Candy’s dog.
What does Slim have that Lennie wants? Slim’s dog has just had a litter of puppies. Lennie wants one.
Lennie has a habit of killing the mice he pets. Lennie will probably kill something or someone on this ranch
George and Lennie had to flee Weed when Lennie tried to feel a girl’s dress. Lennie will probably get into trouble with a girl at this new ranch
George tells Lennie to come back to the river to hide in the brush is anything goes wrong Something will probably go wrong on this new ranch and he will have to go to this place to hide out.
The boss is very angry when George and Lennie don’t turn up when he expected them to. They might get fired
When Curley sees George and Lennie, his hands close into a fist. He is very pugnacious; looking for a fight.
The old swamper says that Curley’s wife has “got the eye.” She is looking for trouble
Lennie can’t take his eyes off Curley’s wife. Lennie and Curley’s wife are going to have problems
Lennie wants to leave the ranch, but George tells him they must stay. Lennie is afraid something bad is going to happen.
Carlson suggests shooting Candy’s useless old dog to put it out of its misery Possibly someone else will be shot as well.
George is afraid that he will tangle with Curley If they fight he and Lennie might lose their jobs or worse.

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