But Curley thinks Lennie is laughing at him, thinking him a coward. Carlson's nature is to get what he wants: he pushed Candy until he had permission to shoot the dog and probably would make up an excuse so no one would think he misplaced the gun. If she puts herself to the same level with other workers, her life will be much more happier and the way workers treat her will change, too. As Curley busted into the barn, Lennie explains that his wife never entered the barn, and that it was just himself and Slim. What is the result of his attack? Never did seem right to me. He reminds Lennie about as proof of the trouble seductive women can cause. He goes after Lennie because he is a big guy and Curly does not expect him to fight back.
Curley didn't like big guys How would you describe Curley's wife? What does Curley's wife say she might have done instead of marrying Curley? Didn't know the extent of racism. Once Jesus came around claiming to be the Son of God, they were losing popularity and power. Regardless, allowing the animal to live out its days is not an option in this cruel environment. Why does Lennie become angry at Curley's wife? This language makes the reader predict that clearly a fight is going to start, and the language used portrays Curley as the big, tough, unbeatable fighter, and portrays Lennie as a weak young fool. Slim then tells Curley the story is he got his hand caught in a machine, and he is not to tell the truth about what happened. A: Christian attitudes towards poverty are ambiguous. George warns his companion against the trouble that women cause, and then Lennie asks him to describe the farm that they hope to buy.
What does this suggest to you about Slim's character? Candy replies that he has had the dog for too many years to kill it, but Carlson continues to pressure him. My reaction was that I really wanted Lennie to pound Curley, or someone else to stick up for him. Accumulated a lot of things; likes to read and be educated; crippled. Since that day, he has taken good care of his companion, protecting him even when he gets in trouble. Susy runs a brothel where men can come and drink or have sex for a reasonable price. Does it seem likely or unlikely that this new job will turn out differently for the two of them? Lennie's need for George gives George a purpose in life.
She treats the others as a joke, what she cares is herself. Make sure to remember your password. George thinks carefully before letting another person into their plan, but he agrees. A hobo sack for migrant workers during 1930s; all of their belongings are wrapped up in blankets What is a skinner? Seem like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance. He slashed at Lennie with his left, and then smashed down his nose with a right. After years of torturing and taking advantage of his friend, George had a moral awakening, realizing that it is wrong to make a weaker living being suffer for sport. It is another ominous challenge to George and Lennie's dream.
Let him get away on his own What does George tell Candy he has known all along? In amazement they realize that with Candy's money, they could be there by the end of the month! Whit and Carlson follow, hoping for a fight. We all have our consciences, and the extent to which we exercise our consciences or look to our self-interest is unlikely to be influenced by religion. What is Curley's wife's explanation for the reason guys won't talk unless the're alone? Return to the pond area and hide in the brush if he gets into trouble at the farm What do mice seem to represent in the first chapter? Comment by jjspencer April 30, 2007 Curley started it Lennie got punched in the face a few times, then George told Lennie to hit him back so Lennie breaks his hand. Intentions; wishes someone would shoot him from being penned up on the farm Why does Curley attack Lennie? He asks George how long until they get their place with the rabbits. Curley Who owned a Luger pistol? Lennie comes into the bunkhouse, carrying his new puppy under his coat.
He needs to take his anger out on someone and thinks Lennie is laughing at him Lennie was smiling at the thought of the rabbits At first Lennie doesn't know what to do and lets Curley bruise his face but breaks Curley's hand George tells him to. After a few awkward moments of silence, the men hear a shot ring out, and Candy turns his face to the wall. Slim looks at Lennie, awestruck of his strength. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. He'd come and help out if they wanted and he'd lend a hand. Curley's father only kno … ws that Curley got his hand caught in a machine. George cares a lot about his reputation but is soft on the inside and will try to do the right thing.
Lennie was in the stable and he had just killed his pup so he was hidding it and she walked in and started talking to him. This is when specific themes are suggested through certain adjectives or phrases. Back then, the government wanted to … get rid of the surplus of resources. Carlson repeatedly shows Candy where he would shoot, right in the back of the head, so the dog would feel no pain. Bring them out tous so we can have sex with them! George tries to hide that he really likes Lennie and uses the excuse that he is used to Lennie since they grew up together and have been friends for a long time. He'll be locked up in a cage like an animal What does Curley say he's going to do to Lennie?. Explain what makes the boss suspicious when he meets Lennie and George.
Full of jealousy and suspicion, he asks where Slim is. George would feel guilty leaving Lennie promised his aunt clara he'd take care of him. Why do you think he does this? George tells Lennie again about an idyllic future home-ten acres with orchards, salmon in the river, their own animals to eat-total self-sufficiency. Lennie doesn't talk George does all of the talking. I believe Lennie won the fight because he made Curley go to the doctor. He goes after Lennie because he is a big guy and Curly does not expect him to fight back. Another farmhand, Whit, enters and shows Slim a letter written by a man they used to work with published in a pulp magazine.
Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. Should have done it himself responsibility. To spite her mother and get away from her mother. He's never seen one man try and go to so much trouble to get a job for another man. The puppy is very small and young, so George orders Lennie to go put it back.
George reassures him that he didn't do anything wrong, just what he was told to do, and that everything will be okay. I am pretty sure that Curley won. Curley was balanced and poised. When Lennie does, Curley's hand is hurt badly. Slim is angry at for constantly asking about his wife. For their women exchanged thenatural sexual relations for unnatural ones, v.