Challenging Words: Scowl He stiffened and a scowl came on his face (Steinbeck 74). An angry or bad tempered expression.Hunched Lennie hunched down on the little barrel (Steinbeck 77). Raise (one’s shoulders) and bend the top of one’s body forward.Blabbin A guy can talk to you an be sure you wont go blabbin (Steinbeck 78). Reveal secrets by indiscreet talk.
Summary: Lennie walks in to Crooks and talk to him. At first Crook does not want him in his room, but then he letr’s in. Plus Crooks likes the company. Lennie starts to talk about the dream farm, which he is not suppose to talk about. Crooks does not believe Lennie because he is not normal. Then Candy comes in, and start to talk about the dream farm. Now the Crooks believes the dream house because Candy is normal. Crooks says he wants in. Then Curley’s wife comes in and starts to talk about her relationship with her husband and how it is not working. They tell her to go away but she doesn’t. The only reason she is there is because she is trying to get with the men, but they know if they get with her they are going to get fired and beat up.
Conflict: Itr’s character vs character because Curleyr’s wife is flirting with them. Curleyr’s wife can get them fired and beat up. And that’s the last thing there trying to do. Crooks tells Curleyr’s wife Maybe you better go along to your own home house now. We dont want no trouble (Steinbeck 85).
They know if they try to get with her they are going to be in trouble. Curley’s wife is a trap.Character vs self because Lennie tells Crooks that they are going to get a dream house. Crook does not believe him because he is not normal. Even though itr’s true, and he is not supposed to tell anybody. Lennie tells Crooks Gonna get a little place an live on the fatta the lan (Steinbeck 76). Lennie has already spilled the beans which he promised to keep with George. There is already three people involved Candy, George, Lennie.
Theme: Lennie can not keep a secret. He has to tell everybody. The funny part is that he does not realize that he is spilling the secret. The only reason he told Crooks was because he thought he was lying. Crooks shouts to Lennie Youre nuts. Youre crazy as wedge. What rabbits are you talking about (Steinbeck 76). When they bring uo the rabbit part, that is when Lennie spills the secret. Crooks called Lennie a Liar. Lennie trying to prove Crooks statement said No I ain’t. Then that lead him to spill the secret. Crooks did not believe him because Lennie is disabled, and whatever comes out of a disabled person must not be true. When Candy talks about it it gives a calefaction that Lennie was telling the truth.
Chapter Title: Secret spills againOf Mice And Men Ch.5
Challenging Words: Stroked Out his huge hand and stroked it (Steinbeck 93). Move one’s hand with gentle pressure over (a surface, especially hair, fur, or skin), typically repeatedly; caress.Clang From outside came the clang of horseshoes (Steinbeck 93).
A loud, resonant metallic sound or series of sounds.Muffled Lennier’s hand came a muffled screaming (Steinbeck 99). A loud, resonant metallic sound or series of sounds.
Summary: Lennie is sitting in the barn lonely petting his dead puppy. He starts to scream at the pup of why he died. He gets mad and throws the pupp, then he picks it up again a starts to pet it. Right then and there Curley’s wife comes in, so Lennie hides the dead puppy. Curley’s wife eventually finds out, and tries to comfort him. Curley’s wife ask him why do you stroke the dog. Lennie says that he likes to touch soft things, and she says the same thing. She says to touch her hair, and he does, but like the last time when he touched a girls dress and did not let go they got in trouble. Lennei does not let go, so Curleyr’s wife tries to escape, but the more she moves the tighter Lennie gets. Finally he breaks her neck releasing what her’s doe he take the puppy and goes to the spot George tells him to go in the first chapter. Candy and George go into the barn and realized that Curleyr’s wife died, so they go tell the other and now Curleys and a mob are going to kill him.
Conflict: Character vs Society because Lennie has a great mob after him. Lennie fell into the same problem like last time but this time he killed a women. Lennie was warned not to go near her. Not that she is dangerous itr’s that he can do something dangerous to her. Lennie tells Curleyr’s wife Well, I ain’t supposed to talk to you or nothing (Steinbeck 95). He is avoid trying to make contact with her. She likes him and pushes it.Character vs character because George is struggling to keep lennie out of trouble. That is the only reason the got in trouble the last time by Lennie. Lennie tells Curley’s wife If George sees me talkin to you hell give me hell (Steinbeck 96). George is trying to keep him out of trouble. How they had to run away like the last time. This time he does not want to get into trouble.
Theme: Lennie messed up again. This time there is no way out of it. He goes to the hiding spot George tells him in the begging of the chapter. When the ranch worker find out they get a mob, and try to kill him. Curley’s tells everybody Ill kill the big son-of-a-bitch myself (Steinbeck 106). He refers to Lennie that he is going to kill not George, but Lennie.. The mob has started and now they are coming after him.
All of Georges hard work is gone it did not pay off. If Lennie would have just left her then there would have been know problem. George told Lennie that she was trouble, but no he went to go chase the danger. Lennie leaves trash and George is right behind him picking it up.
Title: MobOf Mice And Men Ch.6
Challenging words: Glided A water snake glided smoothly up the pool (Steinbeck 109). Move with a smooth continuous motion, typically with little noise.Reeds The little snake slid in among the reeds at the poolr’s side (Steinbeck 110). A tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family that grows in water or on marshy ground.Belligerently Now Lennie retorted belligerently (Steinbeck 112). Having an aggressive or fighting attitude.
Summary: Lennie goes to the place George told him in the beginning of the chapter. When Lennie gets in trouble he goes to this spot. George goes to the spot and find Lennie. Meanwhile things are going threw Lennie’s head like George is going to hit you, and he is going to betray you. Then George appears, and tells Lennie to relax and look at the river. Lennie wants him to tell him about the dream farm and the rabbits. So when Lennie looks to the river George shoots him with Carlson gun. At the end George feels no emotion no sadness. The others come and see that Lennie was dead. They started to question, and Georger’s responds was that they were fighting for the gun, and George took it out of his hand, and shot him in the head.
Conflict: Character vs character because George shot his best friend or they weren’t friends. George was planning this all along. The spot to meet up and where he will die. George tells Lennie No Lennie. I aint mad. I never been mad, an I aint now (Steinbeck 117). George loved him but had to let him go. Like they say if you love someone very much then you have to let them go.Character vs society because he messed up big time not just hold on to a women, but killed her. Lennie told George if he was mad at him and George told him no. he killed the women and spilled the secret about the dream farm. Right when George shot him in the back of the head you could hear a mob in the background.
In the background you hear the mob say A man voice called from up the river, and other man answered (Steinbeck 115). You can hear the mob coming closer so he had to shoot Lennie quick.
Theme: George killed Lennie for Lennie would not make anymore trouble, and George could live his life in peace. All this time George has been planning his way to kill Lennie. George tells Carlson’s in a whisper Yeah. He had your gun (Steinbeck 118). George lied saying that Lennie had the gun, but we all knew that George had the gun. He lied to them for he wouldnt have the falut. Then Carlson says An you got it away from him and you took it an you killed him (Steinbeck 118). Only reason he lied was to save himself from getting the fault. George couldn’t stand the trouble Lennie was making, so George made a plan to stop it.
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