Of Mice and Men CH 1 Flashcard Example #14837

ranch in Salinas Valley, California
John Steinbeck
George and Lennie (main)
Curley (boss)
Slim (lead skimmer)
Candy (swamper)
Crooks (only AA farmer/stable buck)
Curley’s wife (woman)
Carlson (rancher)
Whit (rancher)
In what part of the country does the novel take place? Time period?
Salinas Valley, California during the Great Depression
List words that describe Lennie.
dumb, huge, wide, sloping, illiterate, forgetful
List words that describe George.
small, defined, slender, smarter than Lennie, hot tempered
To what animal is Lennie compared?
“a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball to his master”
To what animal would you compare George? Why?
a bird because he is small and smart
Why were George and Lennie run out of Weed?
they were looking for George and Lennie, but they didn’t catch them
What things does Lennie do and say that make him like a child?
complain, argue, cry, disobey, etc.
Where does George tell Lennie to hide if he gets in trouble?
in the brush
How does Steinbeck convey Lennie’s animal-like qualities?
he describes Lennie’s attraction to animals (ex. rabbits, mice)
Why does Steinbeck describe the actions of Lennie’s hands (foreshadowing the importance)
he is showing us how strong Lennie’s hands are and how he doesn’t know how to control his strength
What is George’s attitude toward Lennie in this section? Why does he stay with Lennie?
he is fed up with Lennie getting in trouble and always having to find a way to get him out of bad situations; he doesn’t leave Lennie because he loves him deep down under all the aggravation
Explain the connection between Lennie’s mouse and what happened in Weed.
in both situations, Lennie took it too far and would not let go of either the mouse’s head or the girl’s dress
Describe George’s dreams in this section.
What suggests that the dream of the farm is unrealistic?
Give some examples of foreshadowing in this section.
chapter 1 is foreshadowing Lennie’s stupidness and that it will effect the two men later in the book

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