Penguin Readers Factsheets T e a c h e r’s n o t e s level E 1 2 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 3 4 5 6 ELEMENTARY S U M M A R Y eorge Milton and Lennie Small are two ranch workers, who dream of owning a small farm one day. George acts like a father to Lennie, who is physically large but intellectually slow. Lennie loves animals and soft things, such as mice and rabbits. But his physical strength causes problems, so George has to watch out for him. The two men have been traveling together in California and have just gotten a job on a ranch.
Lennie sure is bloody stupid though. Earlier he was carrying around a dead mouse in his pocket just because he wanted to pet it. I took it away and threw it in the river and he picked it right up again, thinking I wouldn’t notice when the ends of his pants were soaking wet. We just reached our new ranch. The boss was
Of Mice and Men is an old-fashioned film from the classic book written by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men movie was directed by Russ Smith and Gary Sinise in August 4, 1992. Set in depression-era rural California, the story begins with the two drifters, George and Lennie, fleeing a posse of dogs and men on horseback. They elude their pursuers by hiding in an irrigation ditch so that the dogs lose their scent. The pair arrived at a farm where they have jobs lined up harvesting wheat.
Both honest mistakes that he didn’t even know he made. The ignorance shown towards Lennie in the novel was due to the time period and the people’s lack of knowledge. People in the story like “The boss” just thought that Lennie wasn’t smart because he just didn’t talk much unless it was to his best friend George. There was ignorance in Raymond because his brother thought that he could remove Ray from his schedules at his home and take him with him. The Ignorance was that Ray needed those schedules or he will have a fit.
Passage Analyzed: Part _2__, Page __39-40__ Begins “It wasn’t nothing…” and ends with “hardly ever a nice fella…” DIDLS Overview: D: denotative and informal language conveying how George is arguing with Slim about Lennie. I: “seems kinda funny why you are traveling with a cukoo like him” shows how Slim doesn’t understand why George is doing this, and goes to show what he thinks of the “cukoo,” Lennie. D: “He ain’t no cukoo” conveys how George feels about Lennie. Yes he is very stupid, but George won’t let anyone say anything rude about his friend like that because even though he is dumb, he can’t help it. L: George uses restatement a lot to try and get his point across to Slim about how great Lennie is even thought he is dumb, because George loves him so much.
is Curley’s wife glad that he was hit? does Crookes keep medicine in his room? 15 Answers: The stable hand Candy He is afraid that George will not come back In California Because his back hurts Because lots of men want their own farm, but they never get one He caught it in a machine In a house on the ranch Lennie He feels lonely and wants someone to talk to Into town Because she doesn’t like Curley Crookes Because he is black If he can live with them on the farm In a few weeks Because he likes to have visitors Books, shoes, an alarm clock 16 In the harness room The puppy The idea that someone might hurt George Put these sentences in the order in which they happen: Lennie comes in to talk to Crookes. Candy comes into the harness room. Crookes talks about being lonely.
Evelyn Tapia 12-10-12 Period 2 Mr. Sainato Of Mice and Men Essay In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, George and Lennie go on a journey in search of their dream. After getting kicked out of their hometown, the two men find a job settle at a ranch in Soledad. Both Lennie and George meet nice folks but their dream quickly comes to an end when Lennie accidentally causes another accident. Although people think it was Curly’s wife’s fault, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George didn’t pay much attention to Lennie, Lennie hadn’t listened to George, and Curly was going to kill Lennie, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George stopped paying attention to Lennie. George was a small tough guy that always had to watch over Lennie.
“Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it. The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line, and his closed fist was lost in Lennie’s big hand.” ‘Lost in Lennie’s big hand’ shows the strength and power Lennie has over Curley because of his size. A synonym for ‘lost’ is the word ‘gone’. This portrays that Lennie’s hand was so huge Curley’s hand was unable to find a way out and, in some ways, no longer in existence. Despite the fact Lennie is at risk of Curley’s temper, he is still shown to have power over Curley as even though Curley is the boss’s son and has authority over the ranch workers Lennie is still stronger and can control him physically.
When Carlson asked to take Candy’s dog to kill it, Candy would not answer and just lay still and stare at the ceiling because he was sad that he would lose his only friend. Candy had the same relationship that George and Lennie had for years with his dog. Lastly, Candy has a physical disability, “He scratched his wrist nervously. I Got hurt four years ago”. Since Candy lost his wrist four years ago he is not able to do work, and he thinks that nobody wants to be friends with him because of this.
The text goes on to say, “My idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies the blind moved slow and never laughed” (Carver 100). This being thought by the husband puts across that blind people can’t be happy because they can’t see what is happening around them. The husband also claims that it is “creepy” that Robert doesn’t wear dark glasses. The husband didn’t like having to look at Robert’s eyes without glasses because there was “too much white in the iris, for one thing, and the pupils seemed to move around in the sockets without his knowing it or being able to stop it” (Carver 103).