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8. Why do you think that Crooks changes his mind about the ranch after George comes back? Asked by chris c #602119 on 4/25/2018 2:22 AM Last updated by Aslan on 4/25/2018 2:23 AM Answers 1 Add Yours. Although he acts as if he is bothered by their visit, he seems to appreciate the company. How does Crooks truly feel about Lennie and Candy's visit? S'pose he gets killed or hurt so he can't come back." However, everything that George does for Lennie is in Lennie’s best interest. 2. They are best friends but complete opposites. Interestingly, only Lennie, the flawed human, does not see the color of Crooks' skin. when he was still picking on lennie years earlier he told lennie to go jump in a river and lennie did and he almost died. Why do you think he seems to enjoy scaring Lennie? 3. Answer . How can you argue that the dream that George and Lennie shared was an important part of their relationship????? Why do you think Crooks does this? 6. 5. He thinks he's a good guy and trusts him. What does Crooks want when he believes there might really be land? At one point George imagines what life would be like without Lennie. Home Of Mice and Men Q & A why does crooks speak to lennie ... Of Mice and Men why does crooks speak to lennie about things that he knows lennie does not unberstand? Answered by … Lennie had just trespassed in Crook's room. Their friendship reaches its ultimate test, when George has to choose whether or not to shoot Lennie, as self-sacrifice. Why does Crooks doubt George, Lennie, and Candy’s goal of acquiring land? What does Curley's wife mean by that? Crooks pressed forward some kind of private victory.' •Why do you think Crooks volunteers to work for free? In several places in the story, Steinbeck shows Crook's dignity and pride when he draws himself up and will not "accept charity" from anyone. It also gives Crooks a taste of power. 6. What does Curley’s wife say she could have done instead of marrying Curley? The book follows two migrant workers, George and Lennie, while they are working on a ranch in California, during The Great Depression.During the book George and Lennie meet five other characters; Slim, Candy, Crooks, Curley, and Curley’s nameless wife. Lennie is one of the few people that Crooks has power over. Then Crooks teases Lennie about what would happen to him if George did leave him-'They'll take ta to the booby hatch. Crooks seems very lonely, but is still quite guarded around his visitors. After arguing about the challenges that Lennie brings into George’s life, George begins to feel bad, and Lennie senses his advantage and immediately asks George to tell him about their dream farm. Earlier in the novel, what foreshadows the final events between Lennie and George? 4) Why does Curley attack Lennie? He loves how gullible and naive Lennie is. Why do you think he reacted in this way? In fact, he has had no visitors from the other men. stays with , ... the ranch for a long time are alone. Why? Why did Curley's wife come to see Lennie? George doesn’t believe the water is good to drink. Top Answer. What does his behavior reveal about the social hierarchy on the ranch? Slim tries to understand George and Lennie's situation . 7. 3. Crooks only stops when he realises that Lennie could be dangerous if angered. How did it change throughout the book? Unable to think hypothetically, Lennie thinks that George is actually under threat. What is Candy’s greatest fear? With some difficulty, Crooks calms Lennie down and takes on a kindlier demeanor. What does Curley's wife threaten to do to Crooks? At one point in the story, George imagines what his life would be like without Lennie. What is Curley's wife's reaction to the dream of the farm with rabbits? 2. 5. He is willing to put up several hundred dollars he had saved. 9. The main characters in Of Mice and Men are George and Lennie. Why does George stay with Lennie in the novel Of Mice and Men? He tells him to hide in a bush by the river where they stayed the night. Lennie may not be able to remember everything, but the rabbits never leave his mind. • Would Candy have agreed to let Crooks live on the farm or not? Lennie's disarming smile finally warms Crooks, and he lets Lennie stay and talk. George and Lennie are partners, that they look out for each other, and that Lennie has gotten into trouble before. Asked by Dom P #711663 on 11/2/2017 12:43 PM What does Lennie do at the beginning of Chapter 5? Lennie tells Crooks about the land. 2. When Lennie broke Curley's hand in section 3 Of Mice and Men novel, the people were bringing Curley's left broken hand to Soledad for a doctor. George and Lennie are obviously the protagonists in the novel, not Crooks. Why do you think George stays with Lennie? Discuss how a character in the novella struggles to free himself or herself from the power of others or seeks to gain power over others. Why do you think he seems to enjoy scaring Lennie? Their conversation takes an unsettling turn as Crooks teases Lennie about his lack of self-reliance; he tauntingly asks Lennie what he would do if George were injured. Crooks is really just posing a hypothetical question--what if George doesn't come back?--perhaps thinking that Lennie will be able to sympathize with Crooks' position of being all alone. 7. When Lennie visits him in the stable, Crooks realizes that Lennie does not understand much, so for a moment he enjoys having a certain intellectual superiority over Lennie. 4. They'll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog.' Although he acts as if he is bothered by their visit, he seems to appreciate the company. Candy is alone; he only has his dog. Why does George say that they can’t let Lennie escape to live on his own? Her self-centered and aggressive husband does not fill this need. Crooks teases Lennie about George leaving him. Why do you think he stays with Lennie instead of going on alone? 8. but something happened that is mentioned in the book that made george feel so guilty that he felt obligated to lennie. 17 18 19. It also gives Crooks a taste of power. What reasons does George have for waiting until the next morning to go to the ranch where they will work? He is not the descendent of slaves, he tells Lennie, but of landowners. With some difficulty, Crooks calms Lennie down and takes on a kindlier demeanor. Source(s) 'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck What is his reply at first? Curley's Wife "Le's say he wants to come back and can't. During their conversation, Lennie reveals the secret about the farm, which Crooks initially thinks Lennie is making up. What makes the men think that Lennie is armed? In what ways does … Learn about the other characters on the ranch and how they all long for friendship. Crooks also prods Lennie about his relationship with George and scares Lennie by suggesting that George might not come back. His sour attitude remains, however, as he tells Lennie … Why do you think George shoots Lennie? What is your opinion of Curly’s wife? Chapter 2 1. Why does crooks first ridicule George and lennies plan to get their own farm? Chapter 5 1. Lennie is “smiling with delight” as he dreams about the future farm, ignorant that his mental handicap has attracted Curley’s humiliated anger. Lennie was one of the first people to visit him. What does she end up telling him about herself? Crooks teases Lennie about his lack of self-reliance; he tauntingly asks Lennie what he would do if George were injured. What is Crooks initial reaction to the intrusion? Why do you think crooks teased Lennie? Wiki User Answered . Lennie treats George like a father and George needs Lennie as a companion. What has George told Lennie that he always remembers, even when Lennie forgets everything else? What is his reaction? Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while? It's because he was white. Why has Lennie come out to talk to Crooks? Why did Crooks change his mind about the farm after Curley's wife left? George was upset that he was in there so he knew he wouldn't be wanted . Crooks is there, mainly for the themes in Of Mice and Men. What role does Candy play in helping George and Lennie try to buy land? but george saved him. Asked by Aine A #454910 on 8/26/2015 7:21 PM Last updated by jill d #170087 on 8/26/2015 7:54 PM Answers 1 Add Yours. What does George find in the box by his bed and what does he assume? Readers first hear of George and Lennie’s farm when George and Lennie arrive in Salinas and spend the night in the woods by the river before starting work at the new ranch. After Slim denies Curley’s accusation that he was hanging around Curley’s wife, Curley looks to take his anger out on an easier target, and chooses Lennie. 6. all those above answers are true. When it comes to killing Candy's dog, who sides with Carson? Unable to think hypothetically, Lennie thinks that George is actually under threat. Immediately, Steinbeck portrays the essence of George and Lennie's relationship through this first quote about the men: that this relationship had a hierarchy; it was a leader-and-follower relationship, with one member guiding the other. 4. 6. why does crooks speak to lennie about things that he knows lennie does not unberstand? Crooks also has pride. George comes to find Lennie and is angry with him for being in Crooks’ room and for discussing the farm. I think this is why they work so well together; it is because they need each other. Asked by Wiki User. George makes it a point to make Lennie understand this because he knows Lennie might get in trouble, and he doesn't want him to get hurt or killed. Does he seem to benefit from the relationship in any way? 2011-12-14 01:34:01 2011-12-14 01:34:01. When Crooks tells Lennie about his problems, and Lennie does not listen to him, Crooks realises why george takes Lennie around with him. Why does George decide to stay with Lennie? 5. How and why does Lennie kill Curley’s wife? Crooks is completely alone as a black man. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?" What potential instances of foreshadowing can you find in Chapter 1? George in the end is still looking out for Lennie. Crooks teasing Lennie "They left all the weak ones here." He is lonely and curious. Like most of the characters in the book, she also feels a need for companionship. The water that Lennie is drinking looks a bit scummy. 9. Why does Crooks reduce "himself to nothing" after Curley's wife talks to him? Why do you think Crooks does this? However, George stays with Lennie because he feels obligated to look after him, because he knows that Lennie needs him, and because the life of … 5. Part 5 Examples/Quotes: • Curley's wife tries repeatedly to assure Lennie that it's okay for him to talk to her. -Candy didn't go into town with the rest of the men because he was still sorry for his dog killed by Carlson, and planning the money to buy a house for Lennie and George's dreams that they told him. Why does Lennie wander into Crook's room? What happened to Lennie's puppy? Why do you think George makes it a point to be sure Lennie understands this? Why is Crooks so lonely? Although he acts as if he is bothered by their visit, he seems to appreciate the company. When George and Lennie approach the river, why does George warn Lennie not to drink too much water? When George asks Slim about just trying to catch Lennie instead of killing him, what advice does Slim give George? 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