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Of Mice and Men

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"Of Mice and Men" was written by John Steinbeck, and published in 1937. It is set in California, during the Great Depression.
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To a bear, a horse, a mouse and a dog. 'Dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws'.'Drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse'.'Slowly, like a terrier who doen't want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie apporached, drew back, approached again'.'They'll tie ya up...
No. He get's shot in the head by george. Where did you ever get that from?
Most of the content is the same except for a few slight things that were added or tweaked a bit. The general story obviously follows the same ideas and a lot is quoted from the book. So there are lots of similarities really.
He fines a trap for insects, which makes him think they are trying to poison him or something.
It uses what some believe to be quite vulgar language.
Of course any phrase, saying or quote is context specific, thus for the sake or argument I will answer as treating the phrase context free (in terms of any authors who used it or larger phrases that it is pulled from). The earliest known popular use of the phrase came from the poem "To a Mouse" by...
he is a swamper, he mops the floors.
the two main characaters are lennie and george as it shows thier relationship and the affect of it on the society.
nothing interesting. married three times, two sons, and an std
The main conflict in Of Mice and Men is Lenny versus Society. He is  seen as the bad guy, when really he has a lot of bad things  happening to him.
Candy blames Lennie for the death of Curley's Wife and for crushing their dream of buying the farm.
Lenny wants to keep the dead mouse because it provides comfort. It is similar to a child's security blanket. It is the one stable thing in Lennie's life other than George, and it helps him to deal with the stress of new things.
One reason which Crooks has a shotgun could be to defend himself from any unexpected attacks. Crooks is the only black character in the novel, and during the time when the novel is set, racism was still very common. Black people were lynched for crimes which they often did not commit. It is...
mice owning men as slavesTo work on the ranch of Lennie and George and not be seen as useless so he's not got any work to do.
Lennie's name. Lennie Small. He's not small in the book; he's muscular and has a big build.Curley's wife's dream. She wants fame and wealth and luxury, but the society is, depressed and bankrupt. Hardly a fitting dream of the dream, although cinema was increasing in popularity at the time.
Yes, for having an affair with his wife, (he didnt actually have one !)
I read the book and found nothing wrong with it except that the story is sad. The ending depressed me quiet a lot
Lennie is in the barn and he is petting the puppy. And then while he is petting him the pup tries to bite Lennie. Lennie hits the pup. not knowing his own strength and kills it.
All 3 of them die under Lennie because he likes to touch soft  things, but he ends up accidently killing them.
A highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged "prince" of the ranch, Slim is the only character who seems to be at peace with himself. He is a god-like character, and Steinbeck's representation of how men should behave in an ideal society. The other characters often look to Slim for advice. For...
Lenny the wonder dog is a special breed of dog not named yet and olny bred in chad Africa on tuesdays
Carlson thinks that Lennie took his gun.
He is a small, semi-privileged man with a very short temper and something of an inferiority complex. He used to be a lightweight fighter, and it seems he's always itching for a scuffle, as though it were his opportunity to prove himself on the ranch among other bigger, better men.
It is all about how they acted and talked. Lennie wasn't very wise but he was very strong. He didn't talk proper and dressed in ragged clothing. George also wore ragged clothing but he talked a lot better than Lennie did. Although they had a southern accent they still used manners when speaking to a...
Because one day George said to jump and lennie jumped in to the water and almost drowned
in the brush by the river in the beginning of book is important because that is were we get the animal references and its not only were we meet George and Lennie but also when George shoots Lennie also crooks room is important as its were we see crooks and how he is lonely (there is alot to talk...
  It's not a question of fate, but foreshadowing. Steinbeck hints to the reader that the bad things that happened would always occur. For example, George's warning to Lennie that if anything happened at the ranch, he should return to the clearing. The fact that George mentions it suggests...
In Steinbeck's story 'Of Mice and Men', Lennie, one of the key characters, does several sneaky things. The first sneaky thing he does is to try to hide the fact that he has been carrying a dead mouse around in his pocket. But he says to George, his guardian and friend: 'I ain't got nothin', George....
Carlson - A ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy's old, smelly dog. He convinces Candy to put the dog out of its misery. When Candy finally agrees, Carlson promises to execute the task without causing the animal any suffering. Later, George uses Carlson's gun to shoot Lennie.
someone that everyone looks up to and respects...even curley. he is a source of constant good
George Milton is described as the decision maker and he is physically small. Lennie Small is the mentally disable and is physically big and strong.
For Mr. Glen and Mr. Quirk From El Camino! Hahahaha
Responsibility and love. Does George or any else have the right to kill Lennie? http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/mice2.html
"I think you got your han' caught in a machine. If you don't tell nobodywhat happened, we ain't going to. But you jus' tell an' try to get this guy cannedand we'll tell ever'body, an' then will you get the laugh."
Well in the Book Crooks, Candy, George and lennie In the move Candy George and lennie
when Lennie does something really bad he is supposed to go hide in the brush where they had camped the night before they went into work.
it is appropriate because his back is crooked because a horse kicked his back.
During the first twenty years of his career, Steinbeck was lauded by critics. Between 1929 and 1949, Steinbeck's success was remarkable. However, around 1950, critics became harsher in their critiques of his work, and many note that this discouraged Steinbeck. (See critiques of East of Eden, 1952)....
chaper one - Thursday evening chapter two- Friday morning chapter three- Friday evening chapter four- Saturday evening chapter five- Sunday afternoon chapter six-Sunday afternoon.
Stable Buck (Crooks) is black and he has a crooked back
Any competent actor should be able to fill the role.
She's very flirtatious and acts promiscuous, especially by Candy who even names her as a 'tart'. She's pretty but wears a lot of makeup. The sad part about her is that she's lonely living on the ranch with Curley. Her excuse of talking and flirting with every other guy is because of her abandonment...
that's not even a question u moron
Lennie is facinated because he finds her pretty, but frightened because George and Candy said that she is trouble because she is curleys wife.soory if my answer is a little middle school like =p
We can see Steinbeck using a lot of Foreshadowing throughout the whole novel. For example - The dead rat in Lennie's pocket foreshadows the death of someone.
They were going to buy a ten-acre farm for $600.
Lennie, if you don't already know, loves soft things. As you read in the book, Of Mice and Men, many times Lennie will pick up a mouse (dead or alive) a pet it. Until, accidentilly he will kill it because Lennie is unnormally strong! Lennie doesn't mean to hurt anything, he is like a child and needs...
Carlson dislikes Candy's dog because he doesn't like the smell of it when it follows Candy into the bunk house, saying it's "Stinkin' up the room". He think's Candy's dog is too old, can't see, all stiff with rheumatism and can't walk without hurting and he is trying to convince Candy to end his...
Because they like Susy better. She makes jokes and Clara doesnt.
In Chapter 5 of Of Mice and Men, Lennie has just killed his puppy by accident and is stroking its dead body. He worries that George will be angry at him and won't let him raise rabbits on their farm. He hurls the dead puppy across the room in frustration, then retrieves it and strokes it again. ...
Well, If you read the book, you should know that: Lennie commits some murders ranging from killing mice, to killing puppies, to killing women. (His inability to recognize his own strength.) - This is not a very good thing for Lennie to be killing random things, especially human beings, while working...
It is in the beginning of the 3rd chapter, end of first paragraph. "Through the open door came the thuds and occasional clangs of a horseshoe game, and now and then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision." (Steinbeck 38)Hope this helped (:
Because Lennie tells her that he likes soft things, and she tells him her hair is soft.
basicaly anger an violence originate all from Lennie who is the source of it all
George is small, intelligent, dark of face, has restless eyes and sharp, strong features with every part of him defined. He is a cousin to Lennie and loves him very much and he always has to bail Lennie out of his troubles.
I look forward to skimming her essay on the importance of following your dreams and randomly assigning it a grade.
To make his death even more tragic and to forgive him for his strength that he can't control. He is also a static character, the audience sympathises with him because his character has no hope of progression or development.
Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California \n. \nJohn Steinbeck was born in SALINAS, CALIFORNIA in 1902..
1. George does not kill Lennie untill the very end of the book(Last Page) by putting up with all the trouble that Lennie causes throughout their journey as friends or just even their journey together to earn some money. 2. George might also be considered a symbol of Perseverance due to his tenacity...
I think what is even more telling than the likenesses are the dissimilarities between LENNIE and a mouse. LENNIE - big, bulky, ignorant, and bumbling - is the opposite of a mouse, that we imagine as coniving, premeditating, tiny, quick on its feet, et cetera. I think that Steinbeck was playing with...
He derived the characters and the setting form his experiences as a farm laborer in California in 1922.
I would argue that Steinbeck does not write Lennie as a dignified character in Of Mice and Men. However, he does seem to treat Lennie with respect by not denouncing his simpleness. Lennie, for all intents and purposes, is an innocent child, despite his great size and strength. Steinbeck does have...
To own a place of their own and be their own bosses. They want to stop working for other people and have their own farm and raise their own food. They want to own their own piece of land and stop having to travel where the work is.
No because Curley is to busy with other things in his life to worry about hitting her, for example fighting with others or bossing people around.
Curley constantly has to look for his wife around the ranch, as she often does not stay in their house where he expects her to be. She refuses to fit into the typical stereotype of a housewife, and often disobeys her husband. Curley and his wife have a loveless marriage, as Curley just treats her as...
were does the title of the novel came from what does this mean
Lennie has a strong effect on other characters. He comes across as a bit of a child and everyone is scared to mess with him because of his big size and strength. The only person that stands up to him is Curley and even then he gets his hand crushed!
Lennie does die in 'Of Mice and Men', he is killed in the 6th (final chapter) by his friend George. George shoots him in the 'brush' which is also featured in the first chapter, in order to prevent Lennie from being lynched by Curley and his mob, or locked up in a prison cell.
One could say Lennie, because of his childlike behaviour and no knowledge of his own strength many incidents he was in destroyed the chances of ever achieving the dream. Breaking the Boss's son's hand, killing Curley's wife, etc.
' "what's so funny about it?" George demanded defensively'
Curley's wife is most responsible for her own death because she had told Lennie to pet her hair even though she knew how strong he was because she had believed that instead of Curley getting his hand stuck in the machines, she knew something fishy was going on and she expected that Lennie has broke...
Crooks is the negro stable buck in the story of Mice and Men.
Lennie first imaginary conversation was with his aunt Clara
"to a mouse" by Robert Burns because it's similar to the book and that's where the book actually got its name from or its original title, " Something that Happened".