SS2 Questions - would “take ya to the booby hatch...

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Socratic Seminar #2 Questions 1. Carlson shooting Candy’s Dog When Carlson is trying to convince Candy to shoot his dog, “Candy looked helplessly at him [Slim] for Slim’s opinions were law” (45). Later, before he finally allows Carlson to take his dog out and shoot him, “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And slim gave him none” ( 47). What do these two quotes show about Slim’s role in Candy’s decision to let Carlson shoot his dog? Do you think Slim should have stopped it? Much later, after the dog is shot, Candy says: “‘I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog’” (61). What do you think this shows about Candy? Do you agree with him? What message could Steinbeck be trying to tell us about loyalty or duty?
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2. Lennie Visits Crooks Crooks says to Lennie, that if George weren’t around, they
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Unformatted text preview: would “take ya to the booby hatch. They’ll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog” (72). Later, Crooks says “Maybe you can see now. You got George. You know he’s goin’ to come back. S’pose you didn’t have nobody. S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black” (72). Why is Crooks talking about this to Lennie ? What could this show about the theme of friendship? How does Crooks feel about Lennie and Candy visiting him? Find a quote from the book to show this. 3. Curley’s Wife Observes The Guys Curley’s wife says to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy that “You’re all scared of each other, that’s what. Ever’ one of you’s scared the rest is goin’ to get something on you” (77). Is this true about the characters in the book? Do you think it is true about people in real life?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course LIT 113 taught by Professor Howard during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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