What is the BEST indication that Curley will heed the warning above? - Curley is very concerned with his reputation and does not want to be a laughingstock. What is the effect of this description of Curley’s wife? (A girl was standing there looking in. She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaces eyes…)- This description serves to portray Curley’s wife as a ridiculous women who, with her hair in ringlets and her brittle voice, is almost like a delicate, breakable little girls who does not really “Fit” in her adult “costume” of heavy makeup, decorated red high heels, and mismatched cotton house dress. What is ironic about the fact that Steinbeck puts so much emphasis on the relationship between George and Lennie? - It is George's love for Lennie that, in the end, will lead to his decision to kill him. Which of the following quotes from Chapter 4 does NOT portray one of the characters in Of Mice and Men as a victim of American society's prejudices in the 1930s? - The stable buck went on dreamily, "I remember when I was a little kid on my old man's chicken ranch. Had two brothers…. ." (Crooks talking to Lennie) What is the significance of the names of the towns “Weed” and “soledad”?- Both town names are representative of life for vagrant workers during the 1930s, fruitless and lonely. What mood is created in Chapter 3, from the moment Carlson suggests Candy shoot his dog to the moment the shot is fired? - Suspenseful What does George and Lennie's dream symbolize? - Freedom. comfort. The American dream. Escape What is the BEST way to describe Steinbeck’s comment on human nature in the novella? - People have the potential to be victims, as well as aggressors, depending on the circumstances.
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