What card game does George play?
What card game does George play and what does it symbolize?
George initially plays a game of solitaire and then plays a short game of euchre with Whit before going back to playing solitaire by himself. George’s games of solitaire and euchre metaphorically represent his life’s trajectory throughout the novella.
What does candy want when he hears about George’s and Lennie’s plans?
What does Candy want when he hears about George’s and Lennie’s plans? What is he willing to contribute? Candy wants to join George and Lennie on their land. He is willing to put up several hundred dollars he has saved.
Why did Lennie kill Curley’s wife?
Lennie kills Curley’s wife because of his inability to control his own strength and emotions. The more Curley’s wife struggles and yells, the angrier and more scared Lennie becomes, leading him to shake her harder until “she was still, for [he] had broken her neck.”
Why didnt Lennie fight back at first when Curley hit him?
Lennie doesn’t protect himself until George tells him to fight back. George explains to Slim that Lennie didn’t mean to hurt Curley; he was just scared. Because of what he has done, Lennie is afraid he won’t get to tend the rabbits on their farm.
What is wrong with crooks?
Of Mice and Men Crooks is so named because of a crooked back caused by a kick from a horse. Crooks is the stable hand who takes care of the horses and lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch. Along with Candy, Crooks is a character used by Steinbeck to show the effects of discrimination.
Who Shot Candy’s dog?
How did Candy get $250?
When Candy lost his hand while working, he was given $250 from the boss. He also has another $50 in the bank saved from his paychecks.
Why does candy regret killing his dog?
Candy regrets allowing Carlson to kill his dog and feels like he should have been the person to put it out of its misery. Candy had owned the dog since it was a puppy and formed a close bond with his pet. He feels bad about letting a stranger kill his dog when he was so close to it throughout its life.
What was Lennie smiling about?
About what does Curley think Lennie smiling about? He thinks Lennie’s laughing at him because of Carlson saying he would kick Curley’s head in. What happens between Curley and Lennie? They fight; Curley starts out by punching Lennie’s face, but then Lennie crushes every bone in Curley’s hand.
Why is George mean to Lennie?
While George can be very rational and thoughtful, he also gets frustrated and angry with Lennie because the big man cannot control his strength or actions.
What is Lennie laughing at?
As compensation for losing his right hand. They will try to get them all fired because no one wants to see some guys get their dreams. He thinks Lennie’s laughing at him because of Carlson saying he would kick Curley’s head in.
Why is Lennie smiling at the end of Chapter 3?
He says that Lennie is smiling when Curley enters the bunkhouse because he is thinking about the ranch that he and George are planning to buy when they get enough money.
What sneaky thing does Lennie do?
Lennie shows himself to be “a childlike man” when he tries to sneak a pup that Slim has given him into his bunk. He holds the pup close to his chest, hiding him and thinking that he is being covert in the process.
What does Candy’s dog symbolize?
In the world Of Mice and Men describes, Candy’s dog represents the fate awaiting anyone who has outlived his or her purpose. Candy’s sentimental attachment to the animal—his plea that Carlson let the dog live for no other reason than that Candy raised it from a puppy—means nothing at all on the ranch.
What is wrong with Candy’s dog?
The dog is old, arthritic and the smell probably comes from the fact that the dog’s kidneys are slowly failing. Candy said he just didn’t notice the smell because the dog had been with him so long. Eventually, Candy allows Carlson to shoot his old dog to “put him out of his misery’.
Why did Candy’s dog die?
Carlson shoots Candy’s dog because it is old, sick, and no longer able to work as a sheep dog. Carlson says the dog “ain’t no good” to Candy, unable to see that the dog still has value as Candy’s friend and companion.
Is Candy’s dog blind?
The dog has lived a long life as Candy’s companion but no longer serves any purpose. He smells bad, is blind and has a bad coat. Carlson, a static character whose main purpose in the novel is to kill the dog, complains: “Well, I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson.
Why is Lennie angry at the dead puppy?
Lennie gets upset and angry at his dead puppy because he thinks that when George finds out that George won’t let Lennie tend to the rabbits anymore. Lennie becomes angry at Curley’s wife because she keeps screaming and yelling and Lennie thinks George will hear and check on him.
How does Candy’s dog foreshadow Lennie’s death?
Candy shooting his dog foreshadows George shooting Lennie at the end of the book. Most of the ranch hands in the book are lonely because they wander from job to job. They can’t put down roots, and they can’t afford to marry. Candy has a dog for companionship, but the dog is getting old and infirm.
What is the last thing George tells Lennie?
Towards the end of Chapter 6, George is about to kill Lennie. His last words to Lennie have to do with their dream. He tells the whole story to Lennie again — how they will live, what it will be like. Then he kills Lennie.
Who is responsible for Lennie’s death?
Why does George lie about the gun?
Why does George lie about the gun? Because they would have killed Lenny anway. Why does Slim treat George as he does? He feels bad for him and he feels that George did the right thing by killing Lenny.
What gun did George kill Lennie with?
Why does George lie about Lennie?
George lies, telling him that Lennie is his cousin and he looks after him because he was kicked in the head by a horse as a child. Although still mistrustful, the Boss tells George and Lennie that they will be working on Slim’s grain team.