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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.
How is interpretation different than paraphrase? If saying what the text means, in other words, is not paraphrase,what then are we doing? What can the interpretive critic do to gobeyond paraphrasing, and in a way reducing the test to a specificmeaning or set of meanings in less beautiful words?
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...
No. He get's shot in the head by george. Where did you ever get that from?
Lennie looks up to George as he is the more intelligent one of the two, he always instructs Lennie on what to do and he is almost like an older brother to him. But the fact that he walks behind him is strange as he is the biggest and most muscular. Usually the bigger person will lead, but in this...
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.
He backs down when they take about Curley's wife sleeping with Slim.
It uses what some believe to be quite vulgar language.
He shots him to prevent him from a painfull death.
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...
Que no se le olviden los dulces. Que no se les olviden los dulces. Que no se te olviden los dulces. Que no se os olviden los dulces. No olvide / olviden / olvides / olvidéis los dulces.
he is a swamper, he mops the floors.
She's now happily retired in beautiful Vigan, along with her husband. They run one of the biggest souvenir shops in Calle Crisologo.
the two main characaters are lennie and george as it shows thier relationship and the affect of it on the society.
The main conflict in Of Mice and Men is Lenny versus Society. He isseen as the bad guy, when really he has a lot of bad thingshappening 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...
Curley's wife notices that Lennie has a bunch of bruises on his face. Being Curley's wife, she has also likely noticed that Curley had some problems with his hand. She likely put two and two...
mice owning men as slaves To 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 softthings, 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.
George told Lennie to jump into a river. Since Lennie always obeys George, he jumped in. However, he could not swim so he nearly drowned. After this incident, George never pranked Lennie again.
You can look inside the book, or if you don't have a copy, you may "google" it.
Lennie kills Curley's wife by shaking her so hard that her neck breaks -- remember, he is a big strong man. He does not kill her on purpose. He is only shaking her like that because he wants...
Lennie kills everything, its what he does.
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 something...
because they were to dumb to read the book
Lennie starts freaking out, and hides it in the hay in the barn.
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',...
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.
Carlson:The dog was old and could barely eat or walk Candy:had the dog since he was a puppy
No, because George kills 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 nobody what happened, we ain't going to. But you jus' tell an' try to get this guy canned and 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
Curley's wife, she does not have a name though :-)
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.
Both migrant workers who longed a dream of owning their own ranch, not having to be under anyone's orders, but the novel has cyclic pattern where nothing is going to change, and George realises this; that he will spend his time on the ranch with the others, drinking and visiting the brothel, so he...
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)...
Candy basically characterizes her as a loose women. He tells the boys that she is always looking for trouble and gives men "the eye."
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.
lwhen lennie goes out for wood he brings back a dead mouse. therfore george gets angry with him and takes it away from him
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...
that's not even a question u moron
He's not upset so much as he constantly needs to prove himself and his valor - his worth as a man.
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 seem to be unrelated, but it is unclear how they became companions. George makes a promise to Lennie's Aunt Clara that he will look after Lennie, and he keeps that promise. When discussing his past with Lennie, George often refers to "your Aunt Clara," which at least indicates that she is not...
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...
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...
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.
Slim's dog had a litter of puppies and Lennie will want to sleep in the barn with them.