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Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice And Men Chapter 1 - George Physical George is an average height, and is thinner, smaller and less powerful than Lennie. Mental George is a very clever, quick thinking person * George would still feel lonely even when he is around Lennie because Lennie is simple minded and cannot understand a proper conversation; therefore George has nobody to talk to. Why does George travel around with Lennie? * George feels guilty for the things he did to Lennie and the way he treated him. This quote reflects on George's feelings - "Tell you what made me stop that. One day a bunch of guys was standin' around up on the Sacramento River. I was feelin' pretty smart, I turns to Lennie and says, "Jump in. An' he jumps. Couldn't swim a stroke. He damn near drowned before we could get him out. An' he was so damn nice to me for pullin' him out. Clean forgot I told him to jump in. Well, I ain't done nothing like that no more". * George enjoys Lennie's company. The Boss finds it unusual for two men to be travelling around together, and asks questions. "I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin' him pay away from him?" "Well I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy". * Lennie makes George feel important as George is responsible for Lennie's safety. ...read more.


Lennie gets his "Dream Farm" * At the end of the book George tells Lennie to look in the distance, and to imagine he was in the dream farm, petting the rabbits on the alfalfa. * George killed Lennie because if he didn't Curley would have done, and George didn't want to make the same mistake as Candy did with his dog. * This links to Candy's dog being killed, because Candy feels guilty for not killing the dog himself, and George does not want to make the same mistake, by letting Curley kill Lennie. Chapter 3 - The Fatta the Lan * I think that when George made the story about "The Dream Farm", he only used it to keep Lennie happy, but towards the middle-end of the story, George starts to believe the story could become true, especially when Candy says if he could go with them, he would put all of his money towards buying the farm. * "The Dream Farm" affects George, Lennie, Candy and almost Crooks. * The 1st Quote, by Candy, signifies when he asks if also went with them to the farm, he would put 300 bucks to buying the farm. This shows that he realises, after he retires work on the ranch, he will have nothing to do, so quickly asks George if he could stay at the farm with them. ...read more.


Say about how he learns about "The Dream Farm" * Candy learns about the farm in the bunkhouse, when George and Lennie are talking about it, they both think Candy is asleep. * Candy says he will cook and tend the chickens, and hoe the garden. Chapter 6 - Crooks Who he is * Crook's is the Ranch's Stable Buck * Crook's job is to looks after the horses, working in the stables. * Crook's is black, and has a crooked back, from when a horse kicked him. Explain why Crooks is so lonely * Crook's is the only black person at the ranch, and has nobody talks to, therefore making him feel lonely. * Crook's is not allowed in the bunkhouse because he is black. * People do not go into his room because he is black, and he wants/likes privacy. * Because he is black, he gets no respect from anyone, and feels very lonely - "Why, if I say something, why it's just a nigger saying it". Say how he learns about "The Dream Farm" * Crook's learns about "The Dream Farm", from Lennie, as he tells him about him tending the rabbits. * Crook's says he could work at the farm, but changes his mind, because he wants to stay at the ranch and have more privacy. He doesn't want to change his lifestyle after such a long time at the ranch. ...read more.

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