Of Mice and Men


Slim’s Reactions
April 28, 2007, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Curley's Wife, Death, Lennie, Slim

How does Slim react to Curley’s wife’s death? To Lennie’s death? What does this show us about his character?



Curley’s Reaction
April 28, 2007, 2:39 pm
Filed under: Curley, Curley's Wife, Death, Lennie

Describe Curley’s reaction to both the death of his wife and Lennie’s death.



Lennie’s Death
April 28, 2007, 2:37 pm
Filed under: Chapter 6, Death, George, Lennie

Was George’s killing of Lennie justified? Why or why not?



Story Time
April 28, 2007, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Characters, George, Lennie

What story does George tell Lennie in Chapter 6? What does he do while telling that story? We’ve heard this story before. How is this telling different from the first time we heard it?



Imaginary Conversations
April 28, 2007, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Chapter 6, Lennie

With whom does Lennie converse when he is waiting for George in the brush? What do these characters represent? Why do they sound like Lennie’s voice?



Lennie Listening
April 28, 2007, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Chapter 6, Lennie

Lennie listens to George. What does he do in chapter 6 that demonstrates how well he remembers what George tells him?



Guns
April 25, 2007, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Lennie

What makes the men think that Lennie is armed?



Death
April 25, 2007, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Curley's Wife, Death, Lennie

How and why does Lennie kill Curley’s wife?



Petting
April 25, 2007, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Curley's Wife, Lennie

Why does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie caress her hair?



Confidence
April 25, 2007, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Chapter 5, Curley's Wife, Lennie

What two pieces of information does Curley’s wife share with Lennie? What theme(s) do these things tie into?



Lennie’s Pup
April 25, 2007, 1:23 pm
Filed under: Animals, Chapter 5, Lennie

What has happened to Lennie’s puppy and why?



Lennie’s Defense
April 19, 2007, 12:16 pm
Filed under: Lennie

Who can Lennie rely on to come to his defense?



Crooks and a Dream
April 19, 2007, 12:11 pm
Filed under: Candy, Chapter 4, Dreams, Lennie

What is Crooks’ reaction to “The Dream” when Lennie and Candy let him know what’s going on?



Crooks and Lennie
April 19, 2007, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Chapter 4, Crooks, Lennie

Crooks takes advantage of Lennie’s unintelligence. What is your opinion about that?



Lennie Visits Crooks
April 19, 2007, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Chapter 4, Crooks, Lennie

What was the mood during Lennie’s visit to see Crooks? Did it stay the same, or did it change? What caused the mood to be there?



The Fight
April 17, 2007, 11:55 am
Filed under: Curley, Fight, Lennie

Let’s use this post to recap what happened in the fight.

  • Who started it?
  • What happened?
  • What were they fighting over?
  • What events led up to it?
  • What was your reaction to it?
  • Who won?

boxing gloves



George and Lennie
April 16, 2007, 10:01 am
Filed under: Chapter 3, George, Lennie

How did George initially treat Lennie? What are your thought on this?

riverbed



Slim’s Opinion of Lennie
April 16, 2007, 10:00 am
Filed under: Chapter 3, Lennie, Slim

What does Slim think of Lennie? Do you agree with his opinion?



Travelin’ Men
April 16, 2007, 7:33 am
Filed under: Chapter 3, George, Lennie

What is the story behind why Lennie and George travel together? Are they typical migrant workers?

George and Lennie



Lennie as a Symbol
March 25, 2007, 2:23 am
Filed under: Lennie

What might Lennie be a symbol for in the greater world? What qualities does he represent?




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